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Head of Ukraine’s delegation at Minsk Talks participates in Russian TV shows

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s Foreign Minister admitted the right of Leonid Kravchuk to participate in such shows
18:12, 17 February 2021

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) in Minsk Leonid Kravchuk
RIA Novosti

Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group Leonid Kravchuk spoke to Head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushylin on the air of Russian Pervy TV channel.  

Leader of the militants Denis Pushylin joined the broadcasting and Kravchuk had a discussion with him. They argued about the ‘Russian Donbas’ narrative.

Related: Election in occupied Donbas could be held under single-constituency system, - Kravchuk

Kravchuk commented on the video with Pushylin the same day at Ukraine 30 Forum. According to him, the leader of the so-called DPR recognized the intentions to integrate occupied territories of Ukraine into the Russian Federation.

It should be noted that Leonid Kravchuk has participated in the broadcasting of Russian TV channels, not for the first time. Last year, he communicated 20 minutes with one of the most famous Kremlin propagandists and presenters of Russia 1 – Olga Skabeeva.

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba responded to the last talk of Kravchuk and Pushylin. According to Kuleba, the historical status of Kravchuk, allows him to do it.

“His historical status, his role in the obtaining of independence of Ukraine allows him to do more than any other official, including TV broadcasting,” Kuleba noted.

Related: One should shoot in return when fired upon, - Kravchuk

Spokesperson of the Trilateral Contact Group Oleksiy Arestovych also supported Kravchuk. He noted that Kravchuk participated in the Russian TV channel program to tell the auditory of Russia the Ukrainian point of view toward the war in Donbas.

“Leonid Makarovych should not be reminded about the necessity to defend the interests of Ukraine – people should learn from him how to defend them. I constantly see it. Another case is that he uses different possibilities to tell our point of view to the different target audiences, including the Russian one. Is he guilty that he talks at the same as some Pushylin? He is not warned about it as you understand it,” Arestovych said.  

Earlier, Head of the Ukrainian delegation in the Minsk talks group Leonid Kravchuk stated that the fate of occupied Donbas and Crimea could be solved via the all-Ukraine referendum.

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