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 Ukraine condemns Putin's decree on recognition of 'DPR' and 'LPR' documents, - Foreign Ministry of Ukraine

Ukraine strongly condemns and doesn't recognize the Kremlin's Decree on recognition of so-called documents issued on the territories of certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

''De-facto, the Kremlin's Decree constitutes recognition of the Russia-controlled illegal authorities on the occupied Ukrainian territories of the Donbas,'' the statement reads.

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''The Russian side has yet again violated Ukraine's state sovereignty and territorial integrity, Russia's international commitments, as well as the core idea and principles of the Minsk agreements,'' the Foreign Ministry says.

Foreign Ministry calls on Ukraine's international partners to step up the pressure on Russia so that it unequivocally implements the Minsk agreements and returns to the international legal framework.

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On Feb. 18, the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a decree that declared documents issued to permanent residents of the so-called ''DPR'' and ''LPR'' republics valid in Russia.
 
 
 
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