Donetsk, Jan 28 – DAN. Settling the conflict in Donbass through dialogue remains a priority for the DPR, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorovatold DAN.

“With a worsening escalation, in no case should the negotiation process be suspended. On the contrary, the negotiations need to be even more intensified in order to avoid the risks of a further escalation and its catastrophic consequences. At least, it is a logical approach if there is an interest in a peaceful and diplomatic settlement. For us, negotiators of the DPR, it is a top priority,” Nikonorova said.

She also expressed regret that the representatives of Ukraine have other priorities in this regard. She added that the DPR, in turn, will use every opportunity to make Kiev return to the negotiations table, “to find ways to resolve the contradiction together in a civilized dialogue, not at the cost of human lives.”

The Additional Measures to Strengthen the Ceasefire were signed at the Contact Group meeting on July 22 to reinforce and control the indefinite ceasefire in effect since July 21, 2019, the latest in the series of more than 20 reconfirmation and announcements of the “silence regime”. The package came into effect on July 27. *ot