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I want to wake up Ukrainian self-consciousness in Zakharchenko and Plotnitskiy - Savchenko
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The people's deputy noted that she didn’t care about criticism.

Ukrainian people's deputy Nadiya Savchenko said that she would like to 'wake up' Ukrainian self-consciousness in the leaders of the so-called DPR and LPR.

'This is what I think: after all, Zakharchenko and Plotnitskiy are Ukrainians too. Perhaps, they were made to rule these territories for this reason. This practice still exists. I mean they are Ukrainians, not malorosses [Little Russians – Ed.] as Russia calls them, not Putin's puppets. And I want to wake up Ukrainian patriotism in them, to awake their consciousness, to reach their minds. One can save many, many lives in this way. That’s why I don’t care about criticism,' she said.

According to Savchenko, it’s necessary to establish a direct connection with the so-called LPR and DPR, she’s ready to take part in these negotiations personally. The Ukrainian Security Service said they did not support Savchenko’s idea about direct negotiations with the leaders of the DPR and LPR Oleksandr Zakharchenko and Ihor Plotnitskiy.

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