Donetsk, Mar 7 – DAN. The DPR will not allow to destroy its statehood despite the will of the U.S. special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, the DPR head Alexander Zakharchenko said at a press conference.

"We stand ready for any developments. Volker's will is his personal will. It won't happen, the DPR won't let to destroy itself."

Earlier media reports said that during a panel discussion at the Hudson Institute think tank based in Washington Volker had said the DPR and the LPR “need to be disbanded” as “there is no place for them in Ukraine’s constitutional order”.

The peaceful settlement of the Donbas crises is based on the Minsk Agreements dated 5 September 2014 and, followed by the 19 September 2014 Memorandum on the ceasefire implementation. On 12 February 2015 the negotiators signed the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements; it sets forth immediate and comprehensive ceasefire in effect from 15 February 2015; withdrawal of heavy weapons, establishment of a security zone; discussion of modalities of resuming social payments in Donbass; a constitutional reform in Ukraine aimed at a deep decentralization of the state’s system of government. *ot