Interfax: Self-proclaimed Luhansk republic may return to Ukraine on certain conditions – leader

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LUHANSK. Feb 18 (Interfax) – Ihor Plotnytsky, the head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s republic (LPR), does not rule out that the republic could reintegrate with Ukraine after Kyiv carries out the reforms indicated in the Minsk agreements of February 12.

“Will we be part of Ukraine? Everything depends on what kind of Ukraine it is going to be. If it remains what it is now – no, we won’t be part of such a Ukraine. If they conduct the reforms stipulated there [in the Minsk agreements] and become a different Ukraine, it’s possible. Let’s see how all this ends,” Plotnytsky said at a news briefing on Wednesday.