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Russian lawmaker dismisses Kiev’s resolution on ‘Russian aggression’ as lies

April 21, 2015, 17:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Ukraine’s parliament has adopted a resolution "on rebuffing Russia’s armed aggression and overcoming its aftermath"
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Frantz Klintsevich

Frantz Klintsevich

© Anna Isakova/Russian State Duma press service/TASS

MOSCOW, April 21. /TASS/. A member of the defense committee of Russia’s lower house of parliament has said every single word of Ukrainian parliament’s resolution on "repelling Russian armed aggression" adopted on Tuesday is lie.

"The resolution of the Verkhovna Rada on 'repelling Russian armed aggression' is a lie from the first to the last word. There is no proof of the presence of Russian forces in Ukraine," said Frantz Klintsevich, who is also the first deputy head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma.

The lawmaker said the Ukrainian MPs "have outdone themselves by determining the date of this non-existing aggression as February 20, 2014 what is already not just lie but also blasphemy."

The politician noted that February 20, 2014 is indeed a bloody date in Ukraine’s history.

"The killing of 40 demonstrators and 20 police officers that day committed by Maidan instigators and the following riots were an entree to a coup d’etat," Klintsevich told journalists.

Klintsevich also recalled the recent statement of Poland’s presidential candidate and European Parliament member Janusz Ryszard Korwin-Mikke that snipers trained in Poland were behind the shootings in Kiev.

"The provocation gave birth to the new Kiev authorities and they cannot live without it. Today’s resolution of the Verkhovna Rada is also a provocation. Every word of it calls on the US and its allies in Europe: give us the arms to establish order in Ukraine’s south-east," he said.

A total of 259 Ukrainian MPs voted in favor of the resolution on Tuesday, above the required minimum of 226 votes. An explanatory note says the document is aimed at "creating legal grounds for submitting a consolidated claim to the Russian Federation in connection with the armed aggression against Ukraine."

Moscow has repeatedly stated that no one has yet provided any real proof of the presence of Russian forces in Ukraine, although the Russian-Ukrainian border is under the watchful eye of Western secret services.

In turn, the Russian diplomats constantly ask their Western colleagues if there are any legal grounds allowing foreign mercenaries to fight along the regular troops in eastern Ukraine.

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