Due to the diplomatic efforts of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic European attitudes toward the DNR is changing for the better, said the leader of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko.
"The diplomatic process, which we are currently engaged, shows the following trend: we win, changing attitudes in the European Union ", - said Zakharchenko, RIA " Novosti ". He added, because it is possible to tell not only about Europe, but about Ukraine, because this year in universities DNR will learn students from Lviv, Ternopil and Uzhgorod regions. Donetsk and Lugansk national Republic declared independence on the results of the referendums held eleven may 2014 within, controlled by militias. May 24 at the Congress of Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic signed a Treaty establishing the Union of people's republics – Novorossia. In Kiev, DPR and LPR do not recognize. Against the February coup disgruntled residents of East Ukraine Kiev began in April 2014 military operation, which resulted in a protracted military confrontation that claimed the lives of at least 6, 4 thousand people.