Contents tagged with Kozak

  • Kremlin: Russia does not intend to annex Donbas despite issuing passports to its residents

    The distribution of Russian passports to residents of the Donbas does not mean that this region will be annexed to the Russian Federation, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister and the Kremlin’s chief negotiator on Ukraine, Dmitry Kozak in an interview with Politique Internationale.

    According to him, about 470 thousand residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions which are not under Ukraine’s control became citizens of Russia using a simplified process. However, this is not considered as a sign of …

  • Kremlin: hopes for a settlement on Donbas conflict are rapidly dissipating

    The parties to the conflict in the Donbass are not able to start a constructive open dialogue on the settlement of the situation., said Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration, in an interview with TASS news agency.

    According to him, even before mid-March, Russia had "cautious hopes for a constructive open dialogue on all existing issues." "But in recent months, those hopes have been rapidly dissipating," he said.

    On May 13, Kozak urgently arrived in Berlin to …

  • Putin’s aide discusses settlement in Donbas with German officials

    Dmitry Kozak, deputy head of the Russian presidential administration, said he had discussed the conflict in eastern Ukraine with German chancellor’s aides in Berlin.

    German officials have not yet commented on the talks, reports Deutsche Welle.

    Participants of "constructive" consultations in Berlin "have reached an agreement on further mutual actions on a peaceful settlement" of the situation," Kozak said on the air of Rossiya-24 TV channel.

    According to the deputy head of Vladimir Putin's …

  • Russia and Ukraine discuss next prisoner swap

    The head of the Ukrainian President’s Administration, Andrii Yermak, met with deputy head of the Russian Presidential Administration Dmitry Kozak, reported the press service of the Ukrainian President on Telegram.

    During the meeting in Minsk, Yermak and Kozak discussed the prisoner exchange in the "all-for-all" format, which was agreed upon by the Normandy Four leaders during a meeting in Paris in December 2019.

    Yermak said he intends to hold the next swap in March. Representatives of the …