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After the inauguration of President Vladimir Zelensky armed conflict in the Donbas became less stressful. This “Izvestia” said the Deputy head of the people’s militia self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Eduard Bacurin.
According to him, four days have passed since the entry Zelensky in the conflict zone has decreased the number of attacks, and almost never use heavy weapons. Basurin noted that the lull may be temporary, since it is not known how will the new Ukrainian government.
The official representative of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic in Minsk talks Rodion Miroshnik added that Zelensky waiting for concrete action. According to him, Kyiv should issue a decree on ceasefire, withdrawal of troops and the ceasefire agreement. In this case, the situation on the contact line really will change.
May 20, during the inauguration of Vladimir Zelensky said that his first task as President of Ukraine will be a cease-fire in the Donbass. He stressed that he is ready on all for the sake of peace, and called on the parties to dialogue. According to him, the first step in achieving peace must be the return of all Ukrainian prisoners.
The self-proclaimed Republic of Donbass said that they are ready to exchange prisoners, but first expect from Zelensky of specific proposals.
The armed conflict in the South-East of Ukraine began in April 2014 after the change of power in Kiev. Ukrainian authorities accused Russia of involvement in the conflict. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it has nothing to do with what is happening in the Donbass.
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