Kozak commented on the statement of the former prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Aleksandr Borodai that DPR and LPR can become the part of Russia soon:
“It is the opinion only of the authors of these statements. At the state level, such putting the question was never discussed. We still are holding out hope for peaceful political settlement of the conflict. We have a stake in it”.
Moreover, the deputy of the administration of the president noted that the frozen conflict in Donbas is also “not in the interests of Russia”.
As we reported earlier, Berlin hosted negotiations between political advisers to the leaders of the Normandy Four countries.
“I do not dare say that there is a breakthrough. Today, a complex and thorough discussion took place on all aspects of the conflict settlement in accordance with the Minsk agreements. It took enough time to understand Ukraine’s position regarding the whole package of measures and other Minsk agreements,” the deputy head of the Russian presidential administration Dmitry Kozak said.