Info war, Minsk deal expansion: Ukrainian presidential candidate Zelensky on issue of occupied territories

12:00, 25 March 2019
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Speaking with TSN, the candidate said he also considered it necessary to seriously address the issue of counter-propaganda in the occupied territories.

“There are Minsk agreements. Everyone says they are not working, but, nevertheless, we must continue the Minsk process. I would like to expand it and add representatives from the USA and the UK. But you know, it seems to me, a number one thing should be a serious information war. [Otherwise] people who now live in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk – 'LPR/DPR' – may lose contact with us," Zelensky said.

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On the issue of Crimea de-occupation, the comedian, actor and Sluha Narodu Party leader hopes for a breakthrough after the change of leadership in Russia.

"If we win, this will be the first step toward the return of Crimea. I believe that the return of Crimea is possible [perhaps this could upset someone now] only after a change of leadership in Russia," he said.

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