The Verkhovna Rada Committee on foreign Affairs supported the decision of deputies on the termination of diplomatic relations with Moscow. About this in his Facebook said the authors of the resolution Volodymyr Parasyuk and Igor Lutsenko.
According to parasuco, the debate on the resolution lasted “almost an hour”. “It was very hard to see how the representatives of the Executive and some MPs behaved as advocates of the aggressor country (Verkhovna Rada recognized Russia as an aggressor country in January 2015. — RBC). But the decision is made. Now waiting for support orders in the hall of the VR”, — wrote Parasyuk.
According to him, those who abstained, stated that “to sever diplomatic relations with Russia — is wrong and unethical, because that’s where our people work, and this situation may adversely affect our relationship.”
Lutsenko, in his turn, said that “surprised by the categorical position of the Ministry of transport, which is completely unprofessional (and this was confirmed by professional diplomats) have linked the cessation of diplomatic relations with the cancellation of agreements of economic character with the Russian Federation.”” It seems to me that this Ministry is not versed in international law, but want to demonstrate the benefits of economic cooperation with the aggressor,” — said Lutsenko.
The resolution on the suspension of diplomatic relations with Russia, the Ukrainian deputies made 15 March.
The Ukrainian government has recognized Russia as an aggressor country in connection with the annexation of Crimea and the situation in the Donbass. However, Moscow has repeatedly stressed that the Crimea and Sevastopol became part of Russia by referendum, where for an exit from Ukraine the majority of inhabitants of the Peninsula. In addition, the Russian side noted that it is not a party to the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and Russian troops on the territory of that party not.