Passenger plane crashes in CubaWorld April 29, 22:49
US anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe violate INF Treaty - Russian foreign ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 20:35
Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Abe plans to continue dialogue with Putin to solve global issuesWorld April 29, 14:50
Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on Syria — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 12:24
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts slam 'Russian hacking' hype as 'fake news' to feed US media's ratingsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
Ferrari drivers clock best time in Practice Two of Russia F1 GP in SochiSport April 28, 19:54
Red Bull’s advisor Marko says Kvyat to possibly remain with Toro Rosso next yearSport April 28, 19:16
MOSCOW, February 18. /TASS/. The leaders of the self-proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk republics will consider a possibility of providing a corridor to Kiev troops trapped in the Debaltsevo pocket, but they will not be able to leave with arms or hardware, LPR leader Igor Plotnitsky said on Wednesday.
Plotnitsky told reporters at the LuganskInformCentre that he would discuss the issue with the leader of the Donetsk people’s republic, adding that he is not sure that Alexander Zakharchenko "still has such a wish."
"If the army lays down arms and hardware and leaves the Debaltsevo pocket, then I think that I will manage to agree [with Zakharchenko] on releasing them," Plotnitsky said.
Zakharchenko, who was injured in combat near Debaltsevo on Tuesday and taken to a hospital in Luhansk, is currently undergoing rehabilitation in Donetsk. The DPR defense ministry confirmed that Zakharchenko had received an exit gunshot wound to his leg.
On Tuesday, DPR defense ministry spokesman Eduard Basurin told journalists that around 5,000 Ukrainian servicemen were encircled in Debaltsevo. The head of administration of the self-proclaimed Donetsk republic's leader on Wednesday reported that the government forces trapped near Debaltsevoare en masse laying down arms to militias.