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 Putin may use armed forces beyond territory of the Russian Federation, Peskov says

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Russian President Vladimir Putin may exercise the right to ask the Federation Council to allow him to use the Armed Forces abroad in connection with the resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine which sanctions presence of the NATO forces in the country.

Press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov told journalists, Censor.NET reports citing RBC-Ukraine.

"The implementation of the Minsk agreements must be in focus in the first place. This is what Moscow expects above all," Peskov said.

"The president may exercise any of his constitutional rights. It is his due," Peskov said.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported in the first reading and as a whole the bill No. 2953 "On amendments to the Law of Ukraine on the order of admission and conditions of stay of the armed forces of other states on the territory of Ukraine."

250 deputies supported the decision at the required minimum of 226 votes.

Read more: Parliament votes to allow foreign troops to Ukraine

 
 
 
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