The decision of the Russian government on the recognition of documents issued in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions violates international law, says the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. His words leads to “Interfax”.
“For me it is another proof of Russia’s violations of international law”, — said the head of state after negotiations with the Vice-President of the United States Mike Pence on the sidelines of the Munich security conference.
Poroshenko added that he had informed Pence about this step of Moscow.
Meanwhile, the head of the breakaway DNR and LC thanked the leadership of Russia. “This is another proof that the Republic became the state”, — said the leader of the Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpentry.
The decree, operative to recognize Russia’s documents issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing on the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, was signed by President Vladimir Putin on 18 February. On the same day the order came into force. These measures are temporary and will apply until a political settlement of the situation in these regions. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, according to RIA Novosti, said that the decree will continue until full implementation of the Minsk agreements.