The Russian foreign Ministry responded to a question about the recognition of the DNI and LC

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in fotomonster Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin. Archival photoThe Russian foreign Ministry responded to a question about the recognition of the DNI and LC© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

The Ukrainian authorities instead of carrying out the reintegration of Donbass with his own hands and eject the region of the country, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, state Secretary, Deputy foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.

According to him, in accordance with the Minsk agreements in the Donbass should be granted special status within Ukraine. «In reality, we see the reverse process. Instead the reintegration of the region in a common political-economic space the Ukrainian leadership own hands actually pushes South-East of the country,» — said Karasin.

According to him, Kiev is valid in all possible ways. As pointed out by Karasin, the Ukrainian authorities do not stop and frankly brutal and cynical methods – «from the termination of social security and pension payments, disconnection of water, electricity and up to the attempts to isolate the Donbass by the introduction of almost total blockade.» «Everything is done with one purpose – to provoke widespread discontent and force the region to surrender, regardless of the opinion of the majority of its population that does not want to be reconciled with the policy of Kiev», — he stressed.

«Such actions are contrary to the Minsk agreements (paragraph 8), which confirmed the need for measures to improve the humanitarian situation and economic recovery of life in the South-East of Ukraine, to establish trading relations with our country,» — said Karasin.

Responding to a question about whether Russia to recognize the independence of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people’s republics, the diplomat said: «as for the future fate of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics, it must be primarily the choice of the people living there». In his opinion, that residents should decide on the forms of state, political, economic and social co-existence with its neighbors, which would be acceptable to them and comfortable. «I am confident that without direct, honest and constructive dialogue between Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk reasonable solution to the current crisis is unlikely to be found. Alas, this avoided the Kiev authorities,» — said Karasin.

The full text of the interview is available on the website at 10: 00.

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