The Federation Council responded to the call of the European Union to refuse to support Donbass

Senator Klimov recommended the European Union to force Kiev to comply with the Minsk Agreements

Federation Council Senator Andrei Klimov recommended to the European Union to force Kiev to comply with the Minsk Agreements – this is how he responded to the EU's call to Russian President Vladimir Putin to refuse to support Donbass. In a conversation with, the politician added that helping the region and the Russians on its territory is a constitutional obligation.

The EU called on Putin to cancel the decree facilitating trade with the unrecognized Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics ( DPR and LPR). Klimov reminded the allies that presidential decrees are a sovereign affair of the Russian Federation.

Constitutional duty

“A presidential decree is a sovereign affair of our country. And any attempts to influence our decisions, relationships with other subjects are unacceptable. In this case, the decree is dictated by humanitarian considerations, as well as the need to ensure human rights. The situation has developed in such a way that there are hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens in this region. In accordance with the constitution, our state, our president are obliged to ensure the rights of citizens. This is a very important point, “the senator emphasized.

Klimov noted that if the Ukrainian authorities fully and timely fulfilled their obligations under the Minsk agreements, Russia would not have to take such steps.

“But Kiev, as we know, does not do this. And Russia, as a country that ensures the implementation of the Minsk agreements, takes care of its citizens, based on humanism, is forced to do this. And the EU, instead of appeals, should force Ukraine to comply with the Minsk agreements and comply with international law, “the politician concluded.

On November 15, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree” On providing humanitarian support to the population of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. “. According to this act, goods produced in Donbass must be admitted to state purchases on a par with Russian ones.