Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Alexander Kofman`s comment on amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine

10 June 2015
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Alexander Kofman considers formulation of amendment to the Ukrainian Constitution to be strange and he has no doubts about state affiliation of Crimea and Sevastopol.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPR Alexander Kofman gave a comment to REGNUM reporter on June 9 on casus of mentioning Crimea and Sevastopol in offered by the LPR and the DPR amendments to the Ukrainian Constitution. «The only thing I can say is that I didn’t take part in work over these texts. I heard comments of both Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego on first of all, the DPR and the LPR do not have a right to change the Constitution in other issues except Donetsk and Luhansk, and secondly that they didn’t want to undermine the situation. From my subjective point of view, this is a very strange formulation to say the least», - he explained.

According to Mr. Kofman, this document would not have legal consequences. «At the present moment Crimea is a part of the Russian Federation, and amendments to the Ukrainian Constitution can be various. It can be written there, that Crimea is a capital of Ukraine, but it wouldn’t influence on its state and territorial location», - Kofman told. He stated that had no doubts about state affiliation of Crimea and Sevastopol. «I consider not only Crimea and Sevastopol but Donetsk to be a part of Russia», - the Minister said.

It should be mentioned that earlier in the text of «Annex and Amendments of the DPR and the LPR to the Constitution of Ukraine» introduced by the representatives of Republics to the Contact Group on settlement of the conflict in Donbass, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol were included in the system of the administrative and territorial structure of Ukraine while being a part of Russia.