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Donetsk separatists replace Minsk negotiator

Denys Pushylin has had a career boost.

Donetsk separatists replace Minsk negotiator
Natalya Nikonorova

The so-called foreign minister of the self-proclaimed separatist Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Natalya Nikonorova, has been tapped to replace acting DPR head Denys Pushylin as Donetsk separatists’ negotiator at negotiations of the trilateral contact group on eastern Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus.

According to separatist media, Pushylin issued a decree to this effect.

Pushylin represented the DPR in the talks since 2014.

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