Savchenko ready to negotiate with 'DPR', 'LPR' leaders to decrease tension in Donbas
In an interview with Ukraine's ERA radio, MP and Air Force officer Nadiya Savchenko said she was ready to negotiate with leaders of pro-Russian militants to decrease or even dissolve tension in war-torn Donbas.
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According to her, there are three steps that need to be made in order to set negotiations the right way. “Step 1: extend sanctions against Russia. Step 2: set direct contacts with “DPR” and “LPR”, as they call themselves. We should contact them without any third or fourth party. Step 3: smile to each other”, Savchenko said.
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When asked if President Poroshenko should personally contact leaders of the self-proclaimed republics, Savchenko said: “We’ve got only one President. Instead, I can accept it if Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky (leaders of so-called “DPR” and “LPR”, respectively) pose themselves as MPs of the self-proclaimed republics. As an MP, I’m ready to talk to them”.