OREANDA-NEWS. Roman Chegrinets, co-chairman of the Assembly of Slavic Peoples of Crimea, suggested that the Kiev authorities begin establishing cross-border cooperation with the Russian peninsula with a new demarcation of the state border so that the region is not designated as the territory of Ukraine on Ukrainian maps.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced the beginning of contacts between the offices of the heads of Ukraine and the Russian Federation at a meeting with Vladimir Putin. The press secretary of the head of the Russian state Dmitry Peskov said that President Putin is ready at a meeting with Zelensky to discuss Crimea, if it comes to cross-border cooperation, but not the belonging of this region to the Russian Federation. He also said that there is still a lot of work to be done in terms of organizing a meeting between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine.

"In an amicable way, any conversations on the Ukrainian side should start at least with a new demarcation of borders and putting in proper form Ukrainian geographical atlases and maps, where Crimea is absolutely mistakenly and illiterately indicated as a Ukrainian territory," Chegrinets told RIA Novosti ...
In addition, in his opinion, the Kiev side should think about opening a consulate in Crimea, so that there would be where to turn for Ukrainian tourists.

As for another burning issue of the country, Rada deputies from the Servant of the People faction were deeply worried by the offer of Ukrainian President to hold a referendum on Donbass.

In particular, the deputy head of the faction, Irina Vereshchuk, said that the question of settlement in Donbass would not yet be submitted to a referendum due to the huge risks. The Ukrainian parliamentarian said: "We have no practice of such kind, there were only two referendums, one in 1991, the second in 2003. Now we are not really ready to discuss issues of war and peace."

In this regard, she spoke in favor of attracting lawyers to analyze the situation, which, in her opinion, will help to hear people's opinions.