He said this on June 22, reports RIA Novosti Russian derzhinformahentstvo referring to Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov.
“Putin welcomes information about the beginning of the previous contact Victor Medvedchuk in Donetsk and Luhansk. Medvedchuk as you know, is the leader of the public movement “Ukrainian choice” has consistently supported the idea of federalization of Ukraine. Simultaneously, he is well respected in Kiev, he is familiar in the West, “- said Peskov.
media reports that during the negotiations DNR representatives Medvedchuk received approval to a meeting of the OSCE to establish a dialogue between Kyiv and south-eastern Ukraine, which Russia supports at ambassadorial level.
“The Russian president has repeatedly said that the crisis in Ukraine may only through peaceful dialogue and consideration of the interests of the eastern regions of the country, “- said Peskov.