Leader of the "DNR" Denis Pushilin has stated that he did not abandon plans for the separation of the southeastern oblasts from Ukraine, - separatist media report.
According to him, the idea of "Novorossiya" is "on pause", but is waiting for the right moment for implementation.
"The "Novorossiya" project is much broader than Donetsk and Luhansk. The Novorossiya project includes Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Odessa, and Mykolaiv", - the leader of the "DNR" voiced his dreams.
"We have not forgotten that Russian people live there, and we are doing everything in our hands now. But this project is on pause at this stage, for obvious reasons", - he said.