December 2, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
LUGANSK, Ukraine – The Lugansk People’s Republic’s (LPR) acting Head Leonid Pasechnik said in a statement published on Saturday that authorities from the unrecognized republic have strong relations with Russian humanitarians.
“Recently, I can see in the Ukrainian media an absolutely inadequate reaction to the recent events in the Lugansk People’s Republic, in relation to the conflict, which they have invented, between FSB, the Russian Presidential Administration and other Russian authorities,” Luganskinformcenter quoted him as saying.
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“I would like to stress, personally I and all the leaders of the Lugansk People’s Republic have effective cooperation with all Russian authorities, providing humanitarian assistance to this republic in this complicated time,” Pasechnik continued. “I am confident, our cooperation will continue in future.”
“In the framework of work to implement the Minsk agreements, to which we adhere, and in other issues we have been cooperating actively with the Russian Presidential Assistant Vladislav Surkov. We appreciate Russia’s persistent position on a peace settlement of the conflict. Russia’s leadership at the very high level pays special attention to this issue, and we hope, among others, to finalize the exchange of prisoners before the year-end,” the statement reads.
Paul Antonopoulos is a Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies. He has an MA in International Relations and is interested in Great Power Rivalry as well as the International Relations and Political Economy of the Middle East and Latin America.