She said this in an interview to Deutsche Welle, Censor.NET informs.
She noted that leaders of the self-proclaimed "LPR" and "DPR" also express desire to hold the talks. Answering a journalist's question whether those leaders called her, Savchenko said: "No, they didn't call me, we have other means of communication. I know this without them saying it. We have things to discuss. We fought with each other, this means we do have things to discuss.
"Will this happen or not? This will happen, for this is inevitable. We are one people, and we will have to live together. When will this happen? I hope that really soon, because I am an example of how to have own opinion even if it differs from that of Europe, from that of the Ukrainian authorities. I as an individual have the right for my opinion, and I am ready to protect it," Savchenko said.
The journalist objected that leaders of the "LPR" and "DPR" are Kremlin's puppets, and Russia is the most interested party in holding such talks, as they will allow it stepping aside from the Donbas war and make it look like a civil one, and asked whether the talks might be held with Moscow directly. Savchenko responded: " No, of course not. Why? The Kremlin is the enemy. No one should talk to the enemy, no one should talk to terrorists. And these ["DPR" and "LPR" - ed.] are my people. They might be puppets now, they might be weak and intimidated... We have to solve this situation in Ukraine; Russia prevents us from doing this, but if we unite, we will solve this issue without Russia.
"If this was a European issue, I would be ready to talk with European people; if this was a global issue, I would be ready to talk with Russia, China, or the U.S."
"This is not a civil war. This is a war with Russia. Against Russian soldiers and Russian weapons. Whatever Russia is interested in, it's important for me that the "DPR" and "LPR" have their own decisions and are not afraid to defend them with Russia, and that we could talk with them. If Russia wants to invade or withdraw from anywhere, these are problems solely of Russia. It has no right to violate the borders of another country, has no right to impose its opinion upon anyone. So I believe that Russia should return home, and we will live a better life in Ukraine than before," Savchenko said.
Earlier, Batkivshchyna MP Nadiia Savchenko proposed to hold direct talks with militants of the "DPR" and "LPR" without the Minsk process. Many Ukrainian politicians and MPs reacted negatively to this statement by Savchenko.
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