Ukraine to raise issue of Zakharchenko claim about creation of Malorossiya at Minsk Talks

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Marchuk, Russia should response in the near time
14:57, 18 July 2017

112 Agency

The Ukrainian Trilateral Contact Group will raise the issue of the claim of the leader of DPR Alexander Zakharchenko about the creation of the new state Malorossiya at the Minsk Talks on July 19.   The representative of Ukraine at the subgroup on security Evgen Marchuk claimed this at the airing of 112 Ukraine.

‘Today’s statement of Zakharchenko blocks the process of the negotiations for tomorrow. Because tomorrow whatever the order of the day offered by the OSCE is; if we are able to edit it then we will start the discussion from the claim of Zakharchenko.  Because when such statement occurs then it means that there is nothing to talk about. We will see whether Russia will react on it or not. I think that it will not react. More likely that it is coordinated after all failures of Russia with Europe and the USA, of all things that they planned with France and Brussels. It is my own opinion and I expect the connection between these circumstances and the Russian steps to block the Minsk Talks but they will do it in the way as they are not guilty in this. It was the statement of Zakharchenko, not Russia’, he said.

The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko claimed about the creation of the new state Malorossiya.

According to him, ‘Donetsk will be the capital of Malorossiya and Kyiv remains as the historical and cultural center without the status of the capital city’. LNR will also join the pseudo-formation.

Zakharchenko also added that the state of emergency should be implemented in the state for three years. He also noted that the situation in Donbas achieved the stalemate and ‘such knot is tied that is impossible to cut’.

The Appeal Court of Kyiv permitted to detain and arrest Zakharchenko. At the moment he has the status of the suspect in the criminal proceeding under the part I, article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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