July 18 in St. Petersburg hosted the meeting of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the leader of the party “Opposition platform For life” Viktor Medvedchuk.
After the meeting they issued a joint statement about the Donbass. The video was posted to Twitter on the page of Dmitry Smirnov, a Russian journalist, reports online LIGAnews.
The head of Russia stressed that the conflict in Donbas can be resolved only in the dialogue of Kiev with the heads of DND and LNR.
“Russia will support any political forces in Ukraine, if they would move to restore full bilateral relations”, – Putin said.
Moscow does not mind if the world leaders will join the process of settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine.
Владимир Путин в Питере поговорил с Виктором Медведчуком: Полноценное урегулирование на юго-востоке Украины возможно только при прямом контакте официального Киева и властей ДНР и ЛНР pic.twitter.com/NrCYOKIMxY
— Дмитрий Смирнов (@dimsmirnov175) July 18, 2019
It is known that the meeting itself took place in St. Petersburg where Viktor Medvedchuk came from Strasbourg. The meeting between Putin and Ukrainian politician was attended by Lukashenko, who today will come back to Minsk.
Medvedchuk, in turn, said that some European members are fully supported his program to resolve the situation in the Donbass.
It’s time to end the “party of war” and to hear the point of view of the “party of peace”, said the Ukrainian politician. He also noted a telephone conversation between Putin and Zelensky and expressed hope for speedy restoration of economic ties between Moscow and Kiev.