The Ukrainian side has allegedly recognized the war in the Donbas as "civil" and agreed to direct negotiations with the fake "republics". Natalya Mikhailova, who calls herself "the representative of the DNR in the political subgroup", stated this groundlessly.
"We can also note a small positive moment in the position of the Ukrainian representative related to the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Finally, the Ukrainian side found time to read the Package of Measures, confirmed the fact that the nature of conflict in the Donbas is solely internal Ukrainian and did not dispute that the Minsk Agreements prescribe to negotiate with us as citizens of a once united country", - she stated.
Comrade Mikhailova did not elaborate on why she made such a strange conclusion about the allegedly changed position of Ukraine in relation to the Russian occupation. It turned out, as her Luhansk "colleague Rodion Miroshnik" clarified, she just freely interpreted a fragment of the speech of representative of Kyiv in the TCG Andriy Kostin. "Addressing the LNR and DNR representatives, he stressed that "you, as citizens of Ukraine" and further as the text goes, must comply with the law" On absentee proceedings", - he allegedly paraphrased Ukraine's recognition of the "DNR/LNR" subjectivity.
As previously reported, Ukraine firmly adheres to the position that the temporarily occupied part of Donbas was and remains the territory of Ukraine, and the resident of CADLO are citizens of Ukraine. The Minsk agreements, first of all, provide for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine by granting the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas the status of "areas with a special order of local self-government". Such concepts as the "DNR" or the "LNR" do not appear in the Minsk documents at all. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called direct negotiations with the puppet leaders of these quasi-state formations the "red line" that Ukraine would never cross.