Representatives of the People's Republic of Donetsk stated that they could engage in a dialogue with Kiev only about the issues related to exchange of hostages and withdrawal of troops from the territory of the People's Republic of Donetsk.
The Chairman of the Supreme Council of the republic, Denis Pushilin, said that "at the moment, a dialogue with Kiev is impossible, there is no one to talk to. If we have something to discuss, the first question will be the question of exchange of hostages and withdrawal of occupation forces from our territory of the Donetsk republic." "We do not want bloodshed, and we make everything possible for this," he added.
However, according to him, the administration of the People's Republic of Donetsk does not exclude possible provocations and attacks against activists of the republic. "I do not exclude that there may be provocations against me," he said."If I'm killed, there will be someone else," he added.
Ukrainians are fleeing the cities that could be taken by the Russian army. Apartment prices have already dropped by as much as 50 percent in Kharkiv. Housing sales have increased in Odessa as well, even if compared to 2022