This was stated at a meeting of the parliament's conciliatory council of faction leaders and heads of parliamentary committees by acting President Olexander Turchinov.
The government is still willing to negotiate with someone who has a position, rather than with those fighting with arms , said the speaker. Olexander Turchinov also commented on the so -called referendum. According to him , it was attended by about 24 % of the population in the Luhansk region and slightly more than by 32 % in Donetsk . The separatists argue that 89 % of the population voted for independence of the self-proclaimed state of Donetsk National Republic . It was reported that on the eve of the so-called referendum thousands of filled in ballots with marks " For "were withdrawn.