Zakharchenko: The idea to re-establish Ukraine has wide support, the name ‘Malorossiya’ off the agenda

August 09, 2017 20:28

Donetsk, Aug 9 – DAN. The idea to re-establish Ukraine based on new principles generated a broad public discussion underscoring the urgency of the issue amidst the country’s deep ongoing crisis, DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko said on Wednesday.

“The very idea to re-establish the state plunged into a deep economic and political crisis which is not making attempts to carry out major federalisation reforms or look for ways out of the collapse, has been given broad support,” Zakharchenko said as he replied a Donetsk News Agency journalist’s question.

“Already at this point we can say that the name Malorossiya will not be adopted as many resent it. There’ve been many interesting different recommendations and comments which shows that starting the discussion was the right thing to do.”

Zakharchenko said that Ukrainian incumbent authorities’ current policies threaten further existence of the state.

“Kiev should ponder the fact that continuing this pernicious policy and the inability to negotiate will result in the country’s breaking up,” he said.

On 26 July, the DPR leader said there would be more public discussion on Ukraine’s possible re-establishment based on new federal principles with the view of resolving the Donbass military conflict.