Igor Plotnitsky, the lead of the People's Republic of Luhansk, put forward an unusual and courageous solution of the conflict between Kiev and the Donbass of Ukraine. The official website of the public published an open letter from the head of the republic to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. In the letter, Plotnitsky offered Poroshenko to fight him in a duel.
"Let's follow the example of ancient Slavic leaders and glorious Cossack atamans and face each other in a duel. The one who wins will dictate their conditions to the opposite side," Plotnitsky wrote in the letter to Poroshenko.
The letter became a response to Poroshenko's statements to the Germans, when he said that despite the fact that he wanted peace in the country, he was also ready to consider other scenarios.
The head of the Luhansk People's Republic outlined the conditions of the tournament - to immediately cease all military and punitive actions in the two breakaway republics and start peaceful negotiations as soon as possible.
To ensure fair competition, Plotnitsky offered each side should nominate ten observers and ten joiurnalists, RIA Novosti reports.
"I leave it to you to choose the site and the weapon of the duel," Plotnitsky wrote.
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