Telegram included in register of Internet information distributorsBusiness & Economy June 28, 20:56
Putin points to growing activities of foreign secret services against RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 20:36
FIFA chief Infantino to attend Chile-Portugal 2017 Confederations Cup semis match in KazanSport June 28, 20:27
Lavrov expects US to refrain from creating pretexts for new attacks on SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 20:09
Top diplomat says Germany willing to open new chapter in relations with RussiaWorld June 28, 19:28
Russia open for cooperation with Germany in war on terror, Lavrov saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 28, 19:22
Baltic Fleet’s fighter jets hold air combat drills in Russia’s westernmost regionMilitary & Defense June 28, 18:57
Russian telecom watchdog to include Telegram in registerBusiness & Economy June 28, 18:51
Skolkovo Foundation proactively cooperating with China — IT projects directorBusiness & Economy June 28, 18:41
MOSCOW, May 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s State Duma will consider results of referendums in east Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk regions while it develops relations with Ukraine, said Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the Committee on Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Ties with Compatriots.
“Holding referendums is a sovereign right of subjects,” but “the main task now is to stop bloodshed in Ukraine,” Slutsky said on Monday.
“We have shared the view of the Russian president, who suggested postponing the referendums and trying to influence the so-called Kiev authorities with the help of the international community and the OSCE (the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) to desist from use of force and start deescalating tension,” he said, noting that Ukraine’s southeast had exercised a sovereign right to express its view.
“We have already known the sentiments in Donetsk and Luhansk confirmed by preliminary results of the referendums. We will take this position into account while developing relations with Ukraine,” Slutsky said, adding that priority would be given to an immediate end to bloodshed and prevention of a humanitarian disaster.