Zakharchenko says DPR no longer wants to join Russia
Oleksandr Zakharchenko, the leader of the Russian-backed separatist in eastern Ukraine and the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic or DPR, stated that joining Russia was not among the goals pursued by the people he represented.
“The goal of our movement is not to join the DPR to Russia, but to enhance communication between our citizens and authorities to make our people’s lives better,” Zakharchenko said at an on-line press conference.
According to him, “the people of Donbas must first band together”.
“As I recall, all cities and villages of the former Donetsk region voted affirmatively at the referendum for the Donetsk …read more