KHARKOV, February 22, (ITAR-TASS) - A congress in Kharkov that represents one third of the Ukrainian population showed the interest in preserving a united state, State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Aleksei Pushkov told Itar-Tass.
Commenting on the results of the congress, Pushkov said, “The congress has gathered people, who seek to preserve Ukraine’s statehood. There is no separatism in it.”
Deputies of all levels of south-eastern regions of Ukraine, as well as of Crimea and Sevastopol, took part in the congress.
Among guests were Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Mikhail Margelov, governors of Russian regions: Aleksei Gordeyev of Voronezh Region, Yevgeny Savchenko of Belgorod Region, Vassily Golubev of Rostov Region and Nikolai Denin of Bryansk Region.