The Kremlin praised the desire Zelensky to conduct joint patrols in the Donbass

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Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov commented on the idea of Ukrainian leader Vladimir Zelensky on joint patrolling on the territory of Donbass, reports “”.

Sand believes that the idea Zelensky need to discuss with the heads of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic (LNR) and Donetsk national Republic (DND). Thus a press-the Secretary said that Kiev is still not willing to talk with the republics.

“This is a new initiative, and of course, in order for this initiative to be considered, you need to take into account the opinion of the leadership of the unrecognized republics,” – said Peskov.

Recall that on 15 February during a speech at the Munich security conference, Vladimir Zelensky expressed the hope that he will be promoted the idea of patrolling the border with Russia in the Donbass, together with representatives of the OSCE and of the two republics.

on the same day the President of Ukraine has declared intention to spend in October, 2023 local elections on the entire territory of Ukraine, including Crimea.

the Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov compared the idea Zelensky with dreams of flying to Mars. According to the Senator, the Ukrainian President “head in the clouds, whether in distant scenarios, but no real policy.”

Member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs, Senator from Crimea Sergey Tsekov called the idea absurd Zelensky. The Senator recalled that “Crimea was reunited with Russia forever, and there are no options of returning the Peninsula to Ukraine”.

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