The text of the appeal was supported by all four factions of the State Duma at the plenary meeting on December 4.
“State Duma members are addressing to their colleagues in the foreign parliaments and international parliamentary organizations in connection with the continuing provocative actions of the Ukrainian authorities, pushed by their Western patrons to escalate tensions in the interests that are quite far from the interests of peace and stability in Europe,” the document says.
According to parliamentarians, “Petr Poroshenko, who is catastrophically losing his rating among Ukrainian voters, who is cynically and recklessly trying to change the situation in his favor and eliminate his opponents, supporters of peaceful dialogue and resolution of a conflict by means of negotiation, is an initiator of the current aggravation of the situation“.
The State Duma reminded that the provocation of the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait on November 25 ”grossly violated“ the UN Charter, as well as the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
”Only due to the high professionalism of the Russian border and military services, which, acting in full compliance with the Russian legislation and international law, were forced to use force warning to eliminate the threat to the sovereignty of the Russian Federation, and they were able to prevent human casualties and other grave consequences,“ the appeal says.
The State Duma believes that, by “threatening with military mobilization, spinning the flywheel of anti-Russian hysteria, urging patrons of the Kiev regime in Washington to open an American military base in Ukraine, as well as increase the supply of modern lethal weapons, Petr Poroshenko demonstrates approaches that are unacceptable for modern Europe — our common home.“
“State Duma members strongly condemn the actions of the Ukrainian authorities and their Western patrons, aimed at aggravating the international situation in the Black Sea region and whole Europe, and also call on all peaceful political forces, all rational politicians to objectively assess the destructive policy of official Kiev and do everything necessary for preventing threats to peace and stability emanating from the current Kiev regime and Petr Poroshenko who is clinging to power,” summarized the Russian parliamentarians.
The appeal was sent to the parliaments of the European states, the parliaments of the G20 states, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS member states, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC), Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.
During the discussion of the appeal, Chairman of the State Duma Viacheslav Volodin
Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia” also stated that he asked the Chairmen of the Committee on Issues of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Contacts with Fellow Countryman and the Committee on Issues of Public Associations and Religious Organizations to prepare the necessary amendments to legislation to simplify the procedure of obtaining Russian citizenship by the Ukrainians.
“Let’s ask […] to hold consultations with the Government and the Presidential Administration and, as a matter of priority, make amendments to the legislation that will allow decreasing a bureaucracy in the procedure of obtaining the citizenship,” said Viacheslav Volodin.
The proposal to simplify the obtaining of Russian citizenship by the Ukrainians was supported by representatives of all factions of the State Duma.
Moreover, earlier the Chairman of the State Duma said that all four factions agreed on the need to reward Russian border guards, who resisted the Ukrainian Navy in the Kerch Strait. The Committee on Security and Corruption Control was instructed to prepare the relevant proposal.
“Our border guards behaved flawlessly. They courageously, effectively solved the tasks of protecting our borders. They complied with all international norms and rules, and we want the representatives of other states to understand this,” said Viacheslav Volodin.