Zakharchenko: Territory of DPR Should Expand to All the Donetsk Region

Translated by Ollie Richardson


On December 28th, at a press conference journalists asked the head of the self-proclaimed Republic about what should be expected after the implementation of the Minsk arrangements.

Zakharchenko declared that he will bring up the question of a transition of all territory of the Donetsk region under the control of the DPR after the implementation of the Minsk agreements. According to him, the referendum of 2014 extended to all the Donetsk region.

“We will talk about the fact that the results of the referendum were accepted across the entire territory of the Donetsk region … The main objective of “Minsk-2″ is to move on to these negotiations,” he added.

As “Rusdialog” earlier reported, the DPR and LPR don’t plan to unite into a single state. Such a statement was made by the plenipotentiary of the Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin, having noted that he doesn’t exclude such an option in the future.

As a reminder, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Aleksandr Turchynov declared that the economic blockade of the self-proclaimed Republics depends not on veterans of the so-called anti-terrorist operation, who issued an ultimatum to the militias, but on Petro Poroshenko’s decision.

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