President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated that the success of the negotiations on Donbas depends on the president of Ukraine and the Russian Federation, but mostly on the Ukrainian president.
“I told the one and another president: you should agree together, which way to follow. It is important that they have to agree; it depends on two presidents, but mostly, possibly, from the Ukrainian president,” he said.
“I told to Petro Poroshenko: the simple thing does the war take place? – on the territory of Ukraine. Who should be more interested to stop it? – the president of Ukraine. Putin, I definitely know, does not want the escalation. He needs to….It is necessary to get out of the situation nicely, for both sides. But the first steps should be done by the president of the country. The fire is in his house. I said to one and another president: you should agree together, which way to follow. It will defiantly take place after the presidential elections,” he added.
As we reported earlier, Viktor Medvedchuk, the politician and the head of 'Ukrainsky Vybir' (Ukrainian Choice) political party faces prosecution in Ukraine. Ukraine’s Prosecutor General's Office opened the case against him in state treason and encroachment on the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine. The basis for the criminal proceeding is an application of the Ukrainian MP from the People’s Front political party. The criminal case opened against the politician for his proposals on settlement of the military conflict in Donbas by granting the region with autonomy and capturing that in the Constitution of Ukraine. Medvedchuk voiced the proposals at the All-Ukrainian Congress of the party on January 29.
However, the representatives of “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR) Denis Pushilin and “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LPR) Leonid Pasechnik agreed on the direct negotiations with Kyiv on the plan proposed by Head of Political Council of Party “Opposition platform – For life” Viktor Medvedchuk, facilitated by the European partners on settlement of Donbas Conflict.