Today the Federal Council of the State Duma of the Russian Federation supported by 162 votes the Resolution, introduced by President Vladimir Putin, on the use of Russian Armed Forces outside the territory of Russia. Such decision threats not only Syria, where Russia has already conducted an air strike, but also Ukraine, Joinfo.ua reports with the reference to Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine demands from Russia confirmation that it will not invade after the decision of the Federal Council.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is deeply concerned about the approval by the Federal Council of the State Duma of the Russian Federation behind closed door, the resolution on the use of Russian Armed Forces outside the territory of Russia.
A similar decision of the Russian Federation from March 1, 2014 led to the occupation and annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol and caused an unprecedented security policy crisis in Europe.
In this regard, we expect from the Russian Federation public assurances about the absence of any intention on the use of the opportunities provided by the decision of the Federation Council, against Ukraine, consistent implementation of obligations under the Minsk agreements and immediate withdrawal of its armed forces from the territory of Ukraine “- said Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
It should be recalled that earlier today Russia conducted its first airstrike in Syria