Leader of Russian-Backed Separatists In Donetsk Doubts Peace Talks Will Net Results

May 5, 2015

As we have been reporting, various leaders of the Russian-backed separatists in Donetsk have continuously expressed doubts about whether peace talks will net any results. Part of the reason — they don’t want to hold elections according to Ukrainian law (a key part of the Minsk agreement) and they do not want to withdraw their heavy equipment from the line of demarcation (another key part of the negotiated ceasefire).