'Donetsk People's Republic' conditions talks with Kiev on army operation halt

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic may consider a possibility of negotiations with the Kiev authorities only if the latter quit the aggressive form of the conflict resolution, 'Donetsk People's Republic' government co-chairman Myroslav Rudenko said.

"It will be possible to talk negotiations only in the case the Kiev authorities cease their aggressive conduct, pull back forces and get ready for a peaceful dialogue," Rudenko told Interfax on Saturday.

Yet he doubted the Kiev wish for peaceful resolution of the conflict.

"I personally, and this is my opinion, do not think that Kiev is inclined to resolve the conflict in a peaceful way. All we can see this far is their inclination to escalate it. Probably, they are doing so on purpose in order to involve Russia in this conflict," he presumed.

Read more: Ukraine's Lugansk and Donetsk regions decide not to postpone May 11 referendum

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