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MOSCOW, May 14. /ITAR-TASS/. Dialogue between Kiev and the South-East of Ukraine is the most “rational way” to ease tensions and hold presidential elections in the country, presidential special envoy to Africa and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Federation Council, upper house of Russian parliament, Mikhail Margelov said.
In his opinion, “the referendum showed peacefully what the majority of people think about the Kiev authorities and the ‘Galician’ order they are imposing with the force of arms,” Margelov said.
“The determination of the supporters of the Donetsk People’s Republic is so high that the referendum took place basically under the bullets of Ukrainian regular army units and bandits,” he said.
He believes that “if the Kiev authorities acted with a look to the future, the dialogue between Kiev, Luhansk and Donetsk would be the most rational way to sooth the situation and legitimately conduct presidential elections” with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) “being quite capable of mediating in the talks”.
“Kiev will not obtain full legitimacy without this even after the presidential elections. Nationwide expression of the people’s will can’t be possible under the present circumstances no matter whether the results of the elections are recognized or not,” Margelov said.