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 Ukraine Should Negotiate with Russia, not 'DPR' or 'LPR' Terrorists - Turchynov

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Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Turchynov stated that Ukraine should only negotiate with Russia to resolve the situation in the Donbas.

Censor.NET reports citing Radio Svoboda.

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"All these representatives of the so-called LPR and DPR terrorist groups are common terrorists and criminals. And most importantly, they are puppets of the Russian Federation, which maintains them with its armed forces. Dealing with criminals who do not make any decisions but are extremely dangerous puppets of the Russian Federation is a waste of time, and this makes no sense," Turchynov said in an interview at TSN.Week TV show.

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"That is why Ukraine and our strategic partners, that is the EU and the US, which should not distance themselves from the situation, have to talk exclusively with the Russian Federation, because we are at war with this country. Russia should be held responsible for all the consequences that destroy people's lives," Turchynov added.

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He also stated that "we need to toughen sanctions against the Russian Federation" and that "time has come for Ukraine to impose severe sanctions." Verkhovna Rada chairman informed that the government has submitted proposals to the president to impose sanctions against the Russian Federation. He also expressed the hope that this issue will be considered at a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council in the nearest future.

 
 
 
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