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"DNR" leader wants to hold "direct negotiations" with Kyiv and stands up for Ukrainian "opposition politicians" 02/21/2019 12:08:45. Total views 163. Views today — 0.

Occupation authorities of the "DNR" want to hold a direct dialogue with Kyiv in order to achieve peace in the Donbass. This was stated to separatist media journalists by leader of the "republic" Denis Pushilin.

"Donbass has consistently advocated the continuation of negotiations in Minsk, we strongly support the initiative of Ukrainian opposition politicians to intensify negotiations. We express our readiness for negotiations – resuming direct dialogue with Kyiv. We responsibly state our readiness to achieve peace in Ukraine and in the Donbass", – he said.

Earlier, Pushilin complained in the so-called "appeal to the guarantors of the Minsk agreements" that "opposition politicians" in Ukraine "are subject to repression and outright physical violence by the Ukrainian special services and ultranationalists.

Apparently, speaking of "repressed oppositionists", he meant one of the leaders of the Opposition Platform – For Life Viktor Medvedchuk.

As previously reported, he stated the need to create the so-called "Donbass autonomous region" with its own government and parliament. In response to these statements, the Prosecutor General's Office opened criminal proceedings on possible treason and separatism of Viktor Medvedchuk. The PGOU noted that the suspicion of treason and separatism would be handed to him after all the necessary investigative actions are carried out. In response, Viktor Medvedchuk said on the air of one of the propaganda shows on Russian television that he was not going to abandon his plan for the broad autonomy of Donbass.