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Russian lawmakers recognize the agreement between Russia and the separatist territories

The Russian delegation on Tuesday approved the agreement signed by Vladimir Putin with the separatist republics on Monday. It gives Russia the independence recognized by the Russian president to protect these pro-Russian territories in eastern Ukraine.

“The recognition of the independence of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics and the recognition of friendly, cooperative and mutual aid agreements must put an end to the conflict, to the death of our fellow citizens living there.”, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said in a statement. Russian troops entered the Donbass on Monday evening, although we do not yet know the timeline or size of this deployment.

These mutual aid agreements with the two separatist organizations, backed by Russia, have been fighting the Ukrainian armed forces for eight years and are valid for a decade. They are arranging cooperation with Moscow in the fields of defense and economic and financial.

According to texts published on the Duma’s site, the parties ensure their security, share military bases and generally defend their borders. Creating contracts “Legal basis for existence” In these areas “Russian military forces need to maintain peace in the region and ensure lasting security for the parties.”, According to the explanatory note with these texts. These documents “Establish the parties’ obligations to provide mutual assistance in the event of an attack by a party”And “Providing Collective Security” Boundaries.

The speeches are yet to be sent before the Federal Council.