Russia’s Federation Council votes for recognition of pseudo-republics

Russia’s Federation Council votes for recognition of pseudo-republics "DPR", "LPR"

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The upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council, unanimously ratified treaties of friendship and mutual assistance, including military assistance, with the pseudo-republics of "DPR" and "LPR".

These agreements provide for joint border protection with Russia and the possibility of using military bases and military infrastructure. The conditions and procedure for exercising such a right will be determined in each case by separate agreements, Interfax reports.

At the same time, one of the articles stipulates that the parties respect the "territorial integrity and inviolability of existing borders" of the Russian Federation and the so-called “republics” of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The state border of the "republics" will be protected by "joint efforts of the parties".

According to the explanatory notes, the adopted treaties create a legal basis for the presence of Russian military formations in the territory of the puppet "republics". In addition, the treaties stipulate the obligation of the parties to provide mutual assistance if the other party "becomes the object of attack".

The treaties also spell out the legal and economic aspects of the relationship.

The agreement was presented in the upper house of the Russian parliament by Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko. Earlier, during a briefing, he told reporters that Russia recognized the "republics" of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions within the limits in which their "leadership" exercises its powers and jurisdiction.

Earlier, on February 22, the treaties were ratified by the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament.

As reported, on February 21, the president of the Russian Federation signed decrees to "recognize" two self-proclaimed entities in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.

At the same time, Putin accused Kyiv of escalating the situation in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, ending his speech with a threat to Ukraine, which is allegedly acting aggressively in Donbas.

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