LPR leader invites Zelensky for negotiations

Leonid Pasechnik, head of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), has invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to talks in Luhansk, the separatist-controlled media reported.

“If he [Zelensky] decides to come to us, we will meet him in accordance with international protocol. He won’t have to fear for his life at all, let him come to us, and let us talk about how to establish peace in the Donbas as quickly as possible, in order to put an end to all this madness,” Pasechnik said.

The LPR leader observed that the primary task for both sides is currently “to stop firing, withdraw the heavy weaponry, and sit around the negotiating table”.

“It’s unacceptable for peaceful, sensible and intelligent people to die, when it’s unclear why and unclear what for,” the LPR leader said.

“I think that it must be stopped, and we can only achieve this through direct negotiations. And so please, let him come, and of course we will guarantee his safety,” he remarked.

Pasechnik stressed that direct negotiations would be the first step towards restoring peace in the Donbas.

The representatives of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics are not party to the Minsk negotiations.

On the morning of August 6, pro-Russian militants fired a rocket-powered grenade at troops from Ukraine’s 36th marine brigade who were working on a defensive position near the village of Pavlopil. Four soldiers were killed.

President Zelensky said that the incident was the end of the truce announced on July 21.

(c) UAWire

12 comments

  1. “It’s unacceptable for peaceful, sensible and intelligent people to die, when it’s unclear why and unclear what for,” the LPR leader said.”

    Your boss in the Kremlin is the guy who can answer that scumbag. Ukraine don’t negotiate with Kremlin puppets.

        • If Zelensky took this puppet up on his offer, he might as well resign. No leader of any country grovels before terrorists, unless the country grovelling is a fellow terrorist country.

  2. The cases of vandalism and smashing of graves of militants of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (“DPR”), as well as desecrations of the “DPR symbols” have recently become more frequent in the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk region as locals show hatred for the so-called regime. Read also Ukraine’s law enforcers identity 54 foreign mercenaries fighting on side of “DPR/LPR” in Donbas Thus, 18 graves and eight tombstone crosses were destroyed at the Chulkovske (Oleksiivske) cemetery in the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk, acts of vandalism were committed on six graves on the Walk of Fame of the dead “militants” at cemetery No. 3 in the town of Zuhres. What is more, over 25 tombstones were damaged or completely destroyed at the cemetery of the Karl Marx district in the town of Makiyivka, the local edition Vedomosti Donbasa has reported. “Graves were destroyed at the Pivdenne cemetery, the cemetery of Kapitalna coal mine No. 6 in Donetsk, and other ‘DPR’s’ cemeteries. The ‘DPR flag’ was stolen several times from the Walk of Fame of the dead ‘defenders of Donbas,'” the report says.

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