The Kremlin has refused to discuss the plan of Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on the return of occupied territories to Ukraine.

"As for Donbas. There are Minsk agreements, and the issue of Donbas can be solved by common consensus only through the implementation of Minsk agreements, which is being torpedoed and blocked by the Ukrainian side," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, an UNIAN correspondent in Russia reports.

Read alsoUkraine Interior Minister elaborates on plan to return occupied DonbasAt the same time, he said that references to Crimea in Ukraine's plan for the liberation of the occupied territories "we consider inappropriate, because this is the region of Russia, and the fate of the Russian regions is not discussed with any states."

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As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said he has a plan for the return of the occupied territory of Donbas to Ukraine. It is called "tactics of small steps, which everyone applauds."