The first president of Ukraine Leonid Kravchyuk considers that direct talks between presidents of Ukraine and Russia are necessary to settle the conflict in Donbass. He expressed this offer because he thinks that Russia has a big influence in Donbass.
‘Putin is to sit at the table of talks with Poroshenko. Sit and agree, because the matter is people, blood, horror and death’, Kravchyuk state in the interview to Ukrainian Truth.
And he has opinion that with no ‘influence of West’ the conflict in Donbass will not be settled.