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MOSCOW, June 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) to cancel its resolution that allows to use Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.
“Over the start of three-party talks on this issue (settlement of the situation in east Ukraine), the president asked the Federation Council to cancel its resolution of March 1, 2014 on use of Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine,” Peskov said.
Putin asks for use of Armed Forces in Ukraine
On March 1, President Putin sent to the Federation Council a letter on the use of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine pending the resolution of the political crisis in the country. The appeal was made due to the deteriorating situation on the Crimean peninsula, that was part of Ukraine at that time.
“In connection with the extraordinary situation in Ukraine, the threat to the lives of citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, the personnel of the military contingent of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation deployed on the territory of Ukraine (Autonomous Republic of Crimea) in accordance with an international treaty, and pursuant to Article 102-1(d) of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, I hereby submit to the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation a letter on the use of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine pending normalization of the public and political situation in that country,” the presidential press service said.
The Federation Council supported Putin’s appeal regarding the use of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine pending normalization of the situation in the neighboring country.
Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said the upper house of parliament “asked the president to take exhaustive measures to prevent further escalation and put the resolution of the political crisis onto a legal track so that those who have grabbed power did not hurry so much and did not trample upon the rights of people and different regions of Ukraine.”