Ukraine initiates the creation of a public dialogue platform "Peace of Donbas", which should involve both residents of the occupied territories and IDPs, as stated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
During his speech at the Munich Security Conference, the Head of State emphasized that the Ukrainian authorities were ready for dialogue with the civilians of the occupied territories. However, there can be no discussion about the dialogue with those who are not recognized in terms of international law and therefore cannot represent the local population.
“I have on many occasions communicated with ordinary people from the temporarily occupied territories. But objectively, the voice of Donbas is not only their opinion. There is also at least one and a half million displaced people from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions who have been forced to leave their homes. That is why we have initiated the creation of a public dialogue platform "Peace of Donbas" in which they should be involved,” the President said.
According to him, the participants of this platform should be involved in consultations within the Minsk platform and actively participate in discussing their future in the united Ukraine.