Chairman of the provisional commission of Russia's Federation Council for information policy Aleksey Pushkov has called U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine negotiations Kurt Volker "U.S. Special Representative for Minsk agreements breakdown" after the U.S. envoy stressed the need to scrap the two Russian-backed self-proclaimed republics in Donbas, the "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") and the "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR").
Read alsoVolker: Russia may return to Donbas talks following "Putin's reelection""The U.S. Special Representative for Minsk agreements breakdown Volker demands nothing more or less than scrapping the 'LPR' and the 'DPR.' He has probably forgotten they are part of the Minsk agreements. And there will be no peacekeepers in Donbas without their consent. With such an approach, Volker's mission tends to failure," Pushkov wrote on Twitter.
Volker announced on March 3 that the formations of the occupation forces – the "DPR" and the "LPR," created by Russia in the Donbas region – should be liquidated, as they are not in line with the Constitution of Ukraine.