9 Dec 2019 23:11

LPR expects Kyiv to start direct dialogue with Donbas after Normandy-format summit

LUHANSK. Dec 9 (Interfax) - The self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) hopes that that Donbas will be able to start direct dialogue with Kyiv after the Normandy-format summit, LPR envoy to the political working group of the Trilateral Contact Group Rodion Miroshnik said.

"Of course, we are awaiting dialogue, direct dialogue between Donbas and Kyiv. It is exactly the format that allows to agree on the made decisions and all details ranging from the special status to amnesty, economic status, status of people's militia and its role in all processes and so on and so forth," Miroshnik said on the air of the Rossiya 24 (VGTRK) TV channel on Monday night.

"A vast range of things that are incompatible with the real sense" were stated by the Ukrainian side, in particular Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky prior to the Normandy-format summit, he said.

"That is why in general we are waiting for the main thing which is to achieve and to a certain extent coerce Ukraine to direct dialogue between Donbas and Kyiv," he said.