The decision of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the recognition of passports issued by the Pro-Russian militants in the occupied territories of Donbass is a violation of the Minsk agreements and Germany is not going to accept them. This was stated by a spokesman for the German government Steffen Seibert, reports Reuters.
“Recognition of documents issued by the self-proclaimed “Donetsk people’s Republic” undermines the unity of Ukraine and completely contradicts everything that was agreed in Minsk, and therefore completely unacceptable,” he said during a regular government press conference in Berlin.
Press Secretary of the foreign Ministry stressed that Germany will not recognize these documents.
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.