Scholz, Macron and Biden promised Russia a response due to the recognition of the DNR and LNR

Scholz, Macron and Biden sharply condemned Putin's decision to recognize the independence of the DPR and LPR. They called the recognition of the DPR and LPR a violation of the Minsk agreements and condemned such a move by Moscow. The German Cabinet promised that Russia's actions would not go unanswered

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron sharply condemned the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin to recognize the independence of the DPR and LPR. This is stated in the message of the German Cabinet following the talks between Scholz and Macron and Biden.

“All three interlocutors agreed that this unilateral step by Russia is a clear violation of the Minsk agreements. Germany, France and the United States sharply condemned the decision of the President of Russia. This step will not go unanswered, — the release says.

The German chancellor, the presidents of the United States and France expressed solidarity with Ukraine and “appreciated the cautious reaction” Kiev on the events of Monday, the Cabinet said. They agreed to remain committed to the territorial integrity of the country and make every effort to prevent escalation.

Earlier, Putin’s decision to recognize the independence of the DPR and LPR was condemned by the European Union, NATO, and the UK, Georgia and a number of other countries. Washington announced the signing of a decree on measures against the republics by President Joe Biden. The US is expected to ban its citizens from trading with them and from investing in the economy.

Putin announced the recognition of the republics on Monday evening. After that, he, as well as the heads of the DPR and LPR Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik, signed decrees on recognition, as well as agreements on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance.

In addition to recognizing the independence and sovereignty of the republics, the decrees instruct the Foreign Ministry to establish diplomatic relations with the DNR and LNR. In addition, until the conclusion of friendship treaties, the Ministry of Defense was instructed by the Russian military to ensure the maintenance of peace on the territory of the DPR and LPR.


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