It's Kremlin puppets, not Donbas residents who we call "separatists": ZeTeam

15:40, 04 July 2019
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"Putin said that we should not call people names, branding them 'separatists'. We do call everyone by their names – it's Putin's puppets that we name this way. We do not reject people from certain regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions – we are in communication with them," Poturaiev said during the discussion on "New Politics in Donbas" held in Kyiv, organized by ZeTeam, Novosti Donbassa reports.

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He also expressed regret that in the uncontrolled territory, people will hear from the Russian and separatist media the position of Russian President Vladimir Putin, while being unlikely to hear the position of Team Zelensky.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that a dialogue with Kyiv is possible "if Zelensky starts fulfilling his election promises, including establishing direct contacts with his own compatriots in Donbas, ceasing to brand them separatists."

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