Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Annular eclipse will be visible in South America, Africa on Feb 26Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
Top US Air Force general points to growing conflict potential in Syrian airspaceWorld February 25, 17:17
Iran relies on Russia’s support in production of fuel for nuclear power plantsBusiness & Economy February 25, 16:20
Ukrainian military capture Donetsk water purification plant — spokesmanWorld February 25, 15:05
Azerbaijan and Armenia report armed clashes in Karabakh conflict areaWorld February 25, 11:45
KIEV, March 31. /TASS/. The decision to sever diplomatic relations with Russia will lead to the exacerbation of hostilities, member of Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction, first deputy head of Verkhovna Rada’s Foreign Affairs Committee Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze said on Thursday.
"Isn’t it clear that those who offer such a path, renounce any attempts to resolve this international conflict by political and diplomatic means are paving the way to the exacerbation of hostilities," she wrote on her Facebook page.
On March 30, the Verkhovna Rada Foreign Affairs Committee decided to support the resolution on terminating diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation.
According to the Ukrainian legislation, the committee’s decisions are advisory and non-binding.
The draft resolution on terminating diplomatic relations with Russia was submitted to Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada on March 15. It was authored by members of the Radical Party Oksana Korchinskaya and Yuri Shukhevych as well as Vladimir Parasyuk who ripped of Russia’s flag from the building of the Russian Consulate General in Lviv on March 9.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin earlier spoke out against this move. According to him, the severance of diplomatic relations with Russia will lead to the collapse of the existing negotiation format and jeopardize the Minsk agreements.