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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The head of DNR Alexander Zakharchenko prepares to unite with Russia

While Moscow and Kiev have changed “our” to “theirs”, the head of DNR Alexander Zakharchenko, apparently, completely offended that the interest to the Affairs of his self-proclaimed Republic faded, and decided to urgently improve the situation. Wednesday 25 may the leader of the militia said that Donetsk will return to Ukraine only if Kiev will change the political regime and the new authorities will condemn the Maidan, simultaneously turning the country into a Confederation. But if this does not happen, Zakharchenko will not be upset, as his opinion polls show that the majority of the inhabitants of the DNI dream of joining Russia. He will be there to strive for, if the Square does not justify his expectations. “MK” has found out the head of the Ukrainian branch of Institute of CIS countries Denis DENISOV how these statements correspond to the Minsk agreements.

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There is nothing surprising in the fact that the majority of inhabitants of DNR and LNR would like to be part of the Russian Federation. It is impossible to predict for sure what will be the situation around the Donbass through the year. It is likely that all will turn so that Donetsk and Lugansk will really take a course on unification with its Eastern neighbor. For example, this may occur because of the regular attempts of Kiev to solve the issue militarily, and Moscow will provide all necessary signals to ensure that it is ready to turn the Donbass into its composition. And while Zakharchenko simply stated a fact: the population of the DNI and the LC does not see himself separated from the rest of the Russian people. But there may be other options, including they can be reintegrated into Ukraine, previously having extensive rights of self-government. It is also possible that due to the ongoing talks in Minsk, Donetsk and Lugansk will complete the process of building independent States.

– From the point of view of the participants of the Normandy format and the OSCE, his words do not break?

– And how sociology might have something to break? The man stated a fact. Let then forbidden to disclose the data of public opinion, if they relate to foreign policy integration. Similarly, the need to ban Kiev to publish reports on the opinion of Ukrainians regarding the continuation of the war and on the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

– A strange thing happens. For all that, the Verkhovna Rada and the Cabinet of Ministers against the implementation of the Minsk agreements, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls each time to hold the DNR and LNR local elections and give them a special status. Of course, he does not, but at least talking about it. At the same time, Zakharchenko says all the time that no elections with the participation of Ukraine in the Republic will not be any police mission, he perceives in bayonets, and in General to unite with the Square it will be only after she first falls apart, and then reassembled, of course, if you can.

– First, Zakharchenko says that it is necessary to perform the Minsk agreement on both sides. Secondly, when he says that there are no political parties in the elections will not, it is absolutely the same as in the case of Poroshenko, who requires representation on the elections of all the Ukrainian media. This is radically different positions, and the Minsk agreement is needed in order to combine them. A compromise should be reached through dialogue, but you need to start to communicate, and in Minsk, we do not see very often.

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