The Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the permanent plenipotentiary representative of the DPR at negotiations in Minsk Denis Pushilin participated in the TV programme “Vesti” on TV channel “Russia-24”.
Denis Pushilin described the process of negotiations in Minsk and how Ukraine was delaying the process of resolving the conflict during the TV programme.
ʺWhen it was agreed to create a “Normandy format”, it was stated that decisions would made in this format, as well as recommendations for a settlement of the conflict, but all proposals could be implemented only through the Minsk format.
Only in the Minsk format are the parties to the conflict – Ukraine, the DPR and the LPR. But the Ukrainian side tries to negate and desist from taking any decisions, all this delays the process of resolving the conflict in Donbass.
Ukraine has created an aura of stagnation in the Minsk process. We are interested in resolving the conflict peacefully. Our proposals always offer a compromise,ʺ Denis Pushilin emphasized.
Denis Pushilin also commented on the desire of the United States special emissary Kurt Volker to meet with all the parties to the conflict in Donbass.
ʺWe have heard of such intentions from the press and, perhaps, it would be advisable to communicate with all parties to the conflict in order to create an objective picture. But there were no official appeals to us,ʺ Denis Pushilin said.