Russian President Vladimir Putin will formulate his attitude to the "referenda" on the status of Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions after their outcomes are posted, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said."It is difficult to forecast [what decision the Russian president may make]," Peskov said in an interview published by the newspaper Kommersant on May 12.
"However, it was hard to follow the recommendation even considering the authority of the Russian president. People in Donbas had to act according to their plan and the real situation against the backdrop of actual hostilities," the presidential press secretary continued.
OSCE Secretary General: Street protests should give way to political process
Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Lamberto Zannier has said the political dialogue in Ukraine must come from the streets to the roundtable.
"We need more dialogue, we need a more inclusive process in Ukraine. There are parts of the Ukrainian society that are still contesting the legitimacy of the government, it is important that the government reaches out to all communities, and there is more debate, debate about the constitution; debate about political processes including the elections, upcoming presidential elections must be a unifying process, not a dividing one. The political dialogue must come from the streets to the roundtable," Zannier said at a press conference in Kyiv on May 9.He urged Ukrainian authorities to participate in it more actively, pledging support for this activity.