Ex-President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk believes it is necessary to cut the territory of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics from the rest of the country.
"My position is very simple today. There is a line of demarcation. This is not the Border between Russia and Ukraine, but the line of demarcation between Ukraine and militants of LNR and DNR. This line We accept as the status quo, as a temporary line of demarcation and stop saying empty words - " humanism ", " where our citizens live ", " they need help ", " here We are obliged to collect taxes and to provide assistance because they are bad ". We must cut This territory temporarily, until will not be able to release it. The border remains sacred, our, and will be sacred, " said Kravchuk in interview to the edition.
He said that Ukraine needs to stop with the Donbas economic, political and other relations.
"If the citizens who live in Russia will supply Ukraine, (If) you want a new life - let him take them off (militia) from the pedestal as Removed power on the Maidan in Kiev. After All Off? Removed. Remove and you please your unwanted power - and the door is open for you " - drew the attention of Kravchuk.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of the special status " of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".