Poroshenko: Russia's recognition of "DPR/LPR" passports another proof of violation of international law

21:15, 18 February 2017
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says Putin's decision to recognize the passports issued by the pseudo-authorities of the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" (Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics) is another evidence of Russian occupation and violation of international law, journalist quoted him as saying after talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, February 18.

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"I informed the Vice President about the recent decision of President Putin to recognise the "passports "of the occupied territories of the so-called "LPR" and "DPR." For me it is another evidence of Russian occupation and violation of international law," Poroshenko told the journalists.

Read alsoRussia recognises "DPR/LPR" passports"It is very symbolical and cynical that it happened during the Munich Security Conference," Poroshenko said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognising the "passports" and other "documents" issued by the pseudo-authorities of the so-called "DPR" and "LPR."

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