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Nadiya Savchenko: Ukraine needs direct dialogue with pro-Russia militants

Ukrainian MP Nadiya Savchenko says she is ready to speak to leaders of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics
Nadiya Savchenko: Ukraine needs direct dialogue with pro-Russia militants

Nadiya Savchenko, member of the Ukrainian parliament and Air Force officer said in an interview she was ready to negotiate with leaders of pro-Russian militants to decrease or even dissolve tension in war-torn Donbas, 112 Ukraine TV Channel reports.

According to her, there are three steps that need to be made in order to set negotiations the right way.

“Step 1: extend sanctions against Russia. Step 2: set direct contacts with “DPR” and “LPR”, as they call themselves. We should contact them without any third or fourth party. Step 3: smile to each other”, Savchenko said.

When asked if President Poroshenko should personally contact leaders of the self-proclaimed republics, Savchenko said: “We’ve got only one President. Instead, I can accept it if Zakharchenko and Plotnitsky (leaders of so-called “DPR” and “LPR”, respectively) pose themselves as MPs of the self-proclaimed republics. As an MP, I’m ready to talk to them”.

It should be recalled that Nadiya Savchenko returned to Ukraine on 25 May as a hero. Nadiya was sentenced to 22 years of a colony by the Russian court. Then she was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin and swapped for the Russian GRU special forces officers Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov.