Russia’s recognition of the passports of the so-called “DNR” and “LNR” contrary to the logic of the Minsk agreements and is a step towards escalation of the conflict in the Donbas. This was stated by foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin after held on the eve of the Munich negotiations in “Norman format” level of foreign Ministers, reports “5 channel”.
According to him, promoting Russia militants as “authorized representatives” at the talks is the logic of deliberate escalation.
“I was very impressed because Mr Lavrov called the representatives of the illegal, illegitimate entity “authorized representatives”. This is the logic of deliberate escalation. This is the logic that goes through the plant, and it is not only the logic of militarized escalation, this is the logic of humanitarian escalation. Now this decree, which fundamentally, I repeat, fundamentally contradicts the logic of the Minsk agreements”, – said Klimkin.
We will remind, on February 18, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the recognition in Russia of the documents issued to citizens of Ukraine and stateless persons residing in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine.
In turn, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called Putin’s decree on the recognition of passports and other documents of the so-called “DNR” and “LNR” violate international law and evidence of occupation of this part of Ukraine.