Alexander Zakharchenko shaking hands with a DPR personnel.
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Pogrebinsky: DPR readiness to attack Poroshenko’s military mission as a reminder of Minsk Agreements (24 May 2016)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 09:30
Today's announcement by the DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko of the readiness to attack an armed mission lobbied by Poroshenko, in case of their crossing the border of the Republic, is a reminder of the fact that such initiatives of Kiev go beyond the scope of the Minsk Agreements.
It was stated in an interview with The PolitNavigator by Mikhail Pogrebinsky, the director of the Kiev Centre for Political and Conflict Studies.
‘Zakharchenko clearly said that without the agreement with the DPR about there could be no military mission, and that if this happened and the mission was armed, he would consider it as a target. It closes the topic that the mission must be entered without coordinating the move with the DPR and LPR. However, Kiev still finds it impossible to hold direct negotiations with the Republics. Accordingly, this means that there will be no armed mission. At least, until direct negotiations.The position is formulated clearly in order to make it clear that anything that is outside the framework of the Minsk Agreements is not supported by the DPR. There is nothing about an armed mission in the Minsk Agreement, therefore, there will not be any mission. The position of the DPR, and I think the same of the LPR, is that we must move strictly within the framework of the Minsk Agreements. If there is no movement on the part of Kiev, then there will be no movement on the other side, and the border will not be passed under Kiev’s control,’ said Pogrebinsky.
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