Leaders of the "DNR" and "LNR" occupation administrations recorded a video message to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, in which they ask him to comply with the Minsk agreements. This is reported by separatist media.
In particular, the "DNR" leader Denis Pushilin told that a rally continues in the "republic", during which residents of the occupied territories are voicing "the demands that… were formulated at the Minsk site.
In turn, the "LNR" leader Leonid Pasechnik also demanded from Volodymyr Zelensky to "hear ordinary people" demanding the implementation of the Minsk agreements.
This appeal of the leaders of the "republics" appeared simultaneously with the statements of the Opposition Platform – For Life leader Viktor Medvedchuk that the occupied territories of Donbass are ready to return to Ukraine under the conditions of broad autonomy, separate Constitution and Verkhovna Rada.
As previously reported, the occupation of the "DNR" posted on social network by a video clip of a Horlivka schoolgirl, who allegedly, on her own initiative, appealed to Volodymyr Zelensky to stop the war in the Donbass by granting CADLO "language and economic autonomy".
Similar videos began to appear in support of this appeal, then a special website was created, where everyone willingly voted for the idea of "broad autonomy for Donbass". This project was approved by a number of the "DNR" leaders and representatives of the occupation media. The plan to return to Ukraine is presented to the population of the occupied territories as implementation of the Minsk agreements. Allegedly, according to these agreements, the Donbass is finally separated from Ukraine and gets a real opportunity to join Russia.
Over time, the initial content of the appeal to the President of Ukraine with the requirements of "autonomy" was changed to "special status".
In reality, the Minsk agreements, to which Pasechnik appeals, first of all, provide for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine by providing the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass with the status of "areas with a special order of local self-government". There is no talk about any "autonomy of Donbass". Under all the documents signed in Minsk, there are signatures, including of the puppet "DNR/LNR" leaders. Such concepts like the "DNR" or "LNR", as well as the names of any positions of "heads of republics", do not appear in the Minsk documents at all.