January 18, 2018 – FRN –
The law on the reintegration of Donbass adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine today contradicts the Minsk agreements, as stated by the Russian Foreign Ministry.
“The result of the current Ukrainian “lawmaking” completely contradicts the Minsk agreements, which are a universally recognized basis for settling the conflict in Ukraine.”
In the opinion of Russian diplomats, there is no question of any “reintegration”, on the contrary, everything is being done in order to further split Ukraine and alienate the citizens living in the Donbass.
“Kiev has buried the agreements reached in Minsk and the entire existing mechanism for finding mutually acceptable solutions to overcome the internal Ukrainian crisis, including the “Normandy format” – said in the department.
They drew attention to the fact that the adoption of the law “in an amazing way” coincided with the announcement from Washington of the delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine – free of charge.
The new law allows the President of Ukraine to use the armed forces without declaring war.
“Unfortunately, we are witnessing the creation of a situation fraught with a dangerous escalation of events in Ukraine, with unpredictable consequences for world peace and security.” – said Russian Foreign Ministry.