Zakharchenko invited Aksyonov to visit the DPR

During a meeting with the Kremlin-controlled Crimean authorities, the leader of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, invited the Russian-appointed Prime Minister of the Crimea to visit the territory controlled by their group in eastern Ukraine, as reported by the press service of the current Crimean government on 19 January.

Aksyonov, in turn, promised to invite the leaders of the DPR and LPR more often.

“In the future, we will always invite them to participate in significant events. I’m sure that our cooperation will develop. Kind regards to their citizens, and best wishes from the citizens of Crimea,” Russian Prime Minister of the Crimea added.

Zakharchenko discussed the “unification of people through such meetings.”

“We feel that the Crimean people are not only friends but brothers, our soul mates. The support you provide for our Republic is very valuable,” he said.

The leaders of the LPR and the “DPR,” Igor Plotnitsky and Alexander Zakharchenko, visited the commemoration of the 363rd anniversary of the Pereyaslav Council in Simferopol. It was reported that the leaders of the LPR and the DPR came to the Crimea at the invitation of “the Russian community of the peninsula.” 

After the Russian annexation of the Crimea, the armed conflict in the Donbas has been ongoing. Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of the armed support of the separatists. The Kremlin denies these accusations and states that only Russian volunteers are present in the territory of the Donbas.

  DPR, LPR, Crimea, Aksyonov, Zakharchenko