Russian Duma asks Putin to recognize the Donetsk and Lugansk republics | News

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The lower house of the Federal Assembly approved on Tuesday the project that asks President Vladimir Putin to recognize the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, located in eastern Ukraine, in the context of growing tensions between Russia and the United States in the European region.


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"The deputies are of the opinion that the recognition of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Lugansk People's Republic will create the basis for ensuring the security and protection of the residents of both republics from external threats," explained the Speaker of the Lower House, Viacheslav Volodin.

At the same time, the document qualifies as genocide against its own people the situation of instability in the Ukrainian east for eight years, where Kiev established an economic blockade in the aforementioned areas, where the majority of the population is Russian and they have declared themselves autonomous. .

In this sense, the Russian State Duma asks President Putin to recognize Donetsk and Lugansk as "autonomous, sovereign and independent states".

In turn, they reject the breach of the Minsk agreements. At the same time, they urge support for the Russian population residing in those territories.

For its part, Ukraine rejected the decision of the Russian lower house, considering these territories as an occupationist administration of Russia.

In line with this, they urged the international community to impose sanctions against Russian interference "a new attempt to destroy the world order based on the Ukraine Cart, while Russia demands a NATO security plan in the region, which includes that the Atlantic Alliance stop its expansion plans, while on several occasions it has refused to have plans to invade the European country.

President Putin defended this Tuesday that the solution to the problems of the aut

to the UN".

These events take place in a complex world scenario in which Russia and the United States have exchanged harsh accusations in the framework of the extension of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to Eastern Europe, rejected by Moscow.

The Washington government accuses the Kremlin of launching an armed intervention in

oproclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk, in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, must be based on the Minsk Agreements.

The president's statements come after the Russian State Duma approved a draft resolution with a request to the president to recognize both republics.

"It is clear that the vast majority of Russians sympathize with the Donbass people and hope that the situation there will radically change for the better," Putin told a news conference after his meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Moscow.

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