11:08 10.04.2014

Party of Regions wants to represent southeastern Ukraine at key 4-way talks

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The Party of Regions is ready to participate on behalf of Ukraine's southeastern regions in planned negotiations of Russia, the European Union, the United States and the Kyiv authorities, who are expected to discuss possible solutions to the Ukrainian political crisis.

The party's press service announced on Thursday that such a decision had been made by the presidium of the Party of Regions Political Council late on Wednesday.

"The Party of Regions is represented in the local councils of Ukraine's eight southeastern regions, as well as has the largest faction in the Ukrainian parliament. That is why we propose that Mykhailo Dobkin, who won the primaries at the party congress and is the Party of Regions' candidate in the Ukrainian presidential elections, be their negotiator," it said.

It was reported earlier this week, that Russia, the U.S., the EU and Ukraine may hold a four-way meeting in Europe to discuss the Ukrainian crisis.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov suggested that representatives of Ukraine's southern and eastern regions should be allowed to attend such multilateral consultations.

"We want the south and the east of Ukraine to be represented at the upcoming events," Lavrov said.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in response that only official representatives of Kyiv could participate in any international negotiations.

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