#Commentary of Denis Pushilin on Alexander Hug’s statement about holding formal meeting
We are grateful to the OSCE SMM for its attention and we thank Mr. Hug for another visit to the Donetsk People’s Republic. We know that he always holds briefings on our territory and always answers the questions of journalists. We, in turn, are always attentive to everything that the mission does to resolve the conflict in Donbass.
For this reason, we will not ignore the statement made by Alexander Hug that the leadership of Republic ignores the Mission’s proposal to meet with him. We recall that we received official written proposals from the OSCE SMM leadership in 2015 and responded positively.
Unfortunately, the OSCE SMM leadership has stopped approaching us directly for some reason, resulting in misunderstanding. We stress that the Donetsk People’s Republic is always open to direct dialogue with all stakeholders.
Denis Pushilin, the Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, the permanent plenipotentiary representative of the DPR in the Contact group at negotiations in Minsk