Both Purgin (vice PM) and Zakharchenko (PM) of DPR issued statements flatly denying the mass media reports that either LPR or DPR were prepared to accept continued political unity with Ukraine.

Zakharchenko (in Russian)

(thanks to Gleb Bazov for these links!)

More about this later.

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