Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Natalia Nikonorova commented on the decision of State Duma to send an appeal to RF President on recognition of Donbass Republics

15 February 2022
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Today the deputies of State Duma of Russian Federation supported resolution on an appeal to the RF President on the need to recognize Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. We welcome this step of the Russian parliamentarians, because it is absolutely clear that in context of the systematic aggravation of the situation both in the media space and on the line of contact, urgent response measures are needed.

During several years Ukraine maintains against as an economic blockade, adopts absurd and inhuman laws, shells our territories that leads to injuries and death of our civilians. The Russian Federation in opposite provides necessary aid: humanitarian assistance, as well as promotion of Donbass interests. I would like especially to note the simplified issuance of Russian passports to our citizens, which de facto gives them a right to fully participate in life of the Russian Federation and is a certain form of recognition. 

We respect the Russian Federation and are ready for each further decision of its leadership concerning Republics. 
Herewith Donbass in its history and culture was always and remains a part of the Russian world. We are on the same side with Russia, we think and move in the same direction, we have one future.