Pushilin called Russia’s recognition of independence “a cornerstone decision”

Pushilin: Putin's decision to recognize the independence of the DPR gives confidence in the future of Donbass According to Pushilin, the DPR “has something to offer” Russia, and Putin's decision to recognize the independence of the republics of Donbass speaks of the will of the Russians to unity. The United States and the European Union accused Moscow of violating international agreements

The decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics allows us to be confident in the peaceful future of the region. This was stated in Telegram by the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin.

According to him, Putin thus determined the future, embodying the “will of the Russian people to unity”, it became the “cornerstone decision”.

< p>“We have a lot of hard work ahead of us,” the head of the DNR warned.— We have something to offer Russia. Now we will be able to develop our enterprises, cooperate on equal terms and contribute to the strengthening of the Russian world.

Putin, together with Pushilin and the head of the LPR, Leonid Pasechnik, signed the relevant documents on the evening of Monday, February 21, they also signed agreements on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance. The agreements were submitted for ratification by the State Duma, and both chambers of the Russian parliament should consider them. The Russian Ministry of Defense, on behalf of Putin, will ensure the maintenance of peace on the territory of the LPR and DPR.

Putin's decisions have already been supported by the heads of some Russian regions. According to the head of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, Putin's decision “will put an end to the genocide of the people of Donbass”, and the authorities of Ukraine are to blame for the loss of control over the region by Kiev. “Our country was left with no other choice,” — said the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.

The EU called the incident a “flagrant violation of international law”; and territorial integrity of Ukraine. A firm and united response will follow, warned EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. The White House called Russia's recognition of the independence of the Donbass republics a violation of the Minsk agreements, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz came to the same conclusion.

Kiev warned that they would regard Moscow's recognition of the independence of the DPR and LPR as a withdrawal from the Minsk agreements . Following Putin's decision, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called an emergency meeting of the National Security Council of Ukraine. The Ukrainian leader announced an appeal and negotiations with European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Источник rbc.ru

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