the First Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk appointed by the representative of Ukraine in the tripartite contact group, expressed his readiness to have direct dialogue with the leadership of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. He said this live “channel 1”, addressing the audience in Moscow via Skype.
According to Kravchuk, if the leaders of the DNI and LC are in Minsk, he prepared them very carefully to listen and to meet to spend as much time as necessary to clarify their positions. “First you have to answer the question — they want these people to talk to Kiev, and specifically with Kravchuk. — said the ex-President. — If they come to Minsk, I will meet them”.
Note that the official representatives of Kiev has rejected the idea of direct talks with the authorities of the “independent” Donbas, saying that they did not imagine being “puppets of the Kremlin.”
Previously, Kravchuk also said the Ukrainian channel “Spilnyi” that he is the enemy of the special status of Donbass.