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24.05.19 17:05

New chief of Ukraine's General Staff Khomchak against negotiations with self-proclaimed republics in Donbas

Newly appointed chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ruslan Khomchak says he is against holding talks with self-proclaimed republics in Russia-occupied Donbas.

New chief of Ukraine's General Staff Khomchak against negotiations with self-proclaimed republics in Donbas

Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

Answering a question of how he views the possibility of talks with fighters of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") and "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR"), Khomchak said: "I am against any talks, I am a military man."

"I am Chief of the General Staff – my functions are completely different, I am not a negotiator," he added.

"Let the negotiators answer – this is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, others, i.e. those structures that should conduct talks. I can manage, prepare the Ukrainian Armed Forces for all possible threats, for an adequate response, and with minimal losses," he resumed.

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