Moscow in no rush to answer to Donetsk assecion
Russia is taking its time before reacting to Donetsk People's Republic's plea to consider its accession into Russia while calling for dialogue between Kiev and the eastern regions.
The Russian president's spokesman Dmitry Peskov has told Kommersant newspaper Russia does not yet have a response to the plea.
Earlier on Monday the Kremlin's press service issued a statement, saying: "Moscow respects the will of the people in Donetsk and Lugansk and hopes that the practical realization of the outcome of the referendums will be carried out in a civilized manner."
It stressed the necessity of a "dialogue between representatives of Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk."
On Monday, Donetsk People's Republic proclaimed itself a sovereign state and asked Moscow to consider its accession into Russia, the Republic's council said.