The position of U.S. Department of State special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker regarding the settlement of the Donbass situation is a dead end, DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko said in the course of an online conference with residents of Donbass and Ukraine.
“As for Kurt Volker’s position, it’s not clever at the very least because it’s a dead end. If Volker, who was appointed to help settle conflict, i.e. find ways out, deadlocks it instead, he’ll be fired for failing to cope,” Zakharchenko said.
He said that the Minsk Agreements should remain the platform for reaching a consensus between the conflicting parties.
Earlier, Volker said that the opinion of DPR and LPR regarding the deployment of the UN mission in Donbass was irrelevant as these issues had already been settled.
DPR and LPR envoys to Minsk talks Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego commented on the statement by the U.S. Department of State special representative as well. They reminded Volker that there will be no UN forces in Donbass without the Republics’ consent, they said in a joint statement.
Zakharchenko is answering questions at an online conference which marks an anniversary of the DPR 2014 election. DPR residents living in Kiev-held areas as well as Ukrainian residents are welcome to ask questions. The DPR leader’s answers are published on глава.рус website