Moscow considers inappropriate question about the conditions under which Russia could recognize the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s Republic. This was stated press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, reports on Tuesday, February 21, the correspondent of”.ru”.
“In this situation, the virtual arguments are irrelevant and inapplicable,” — said Peskov. He stressed that at the moment the two republics are not recognized by Moscow or Kiev.
They are “brutal blockade”, which pushed the Russian government on the recognition of documents issued to residents of Donbass, said the official representative of the Kremlin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on 18 February signed a decree on the recognition of the country “documents and license plates of vehicles issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons permanently residing on the territories of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions”. In accordance with the decree of the inhabitants of these territories can enter Russia without a visa.
In Kiev, found the decree a violation of international law. The Kremlin, in turn, stressed that the decree complies with the legal requirements and does not equal issued in the Donbass documents to the Ukrainian passports.