Pasechnik: Ukrainians to vote for peace in Donbass in possible referendum

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Zelenskiy said in an interview to a Ukrainian TV channel that the decision on a "wall" to separate Donbass from Ukraine should be made by the people of the country in case the negotiations with the Normandy Four countries and the US fail.

If Ukraine organizes a referendum on parting with Donbass, Ukrainians will vote for peace in the region, said LPR head Leonid Pasechnik commenting on a statement by Ukrainian president Vladimir Zelensky the concerning prospects of establishing a "wall" between Donbass and Ukraine.

"If we do not reach any alternative agreements with the United States, with Russia, separately with Europe and in parallel within the Normandy format, if all this fails, the people of Ukraine will vote on the ‘wall’," he said.

Zelensky described the 'wall' not exactly as a physical construction, but rather as the break-up of all ties, relationships and communications.

"I have long suggested a referendum to ask Ukrainians whether they want a war," Pasechnik said.
"Neither walls nor alternative agreements with their overseas masters are necessary. I am sure that the voting result is obvious: Ukrainian people will vote for peace in Donbass," he added.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line. *t

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