Given the fact that the Minsk agreement obviously will not be fulfilled (which is today actually recognized Merkel http://www.rbc.ru/politics/18/02/2017/58a8168f9a7947057df82d88), this is actually the first step to the recognition of the republics.
The management of DNR and LNR formally thanked Russia for recognition of their documents, indicating that this suggests that the Republic took place as an independent state.
In Kiev said that the signing of the decree actually means Russia’s withdrawal from the Minsk agreements.
The signing of the decree has successfully coincided with rallies held today for the recognition of DNR and LNR. Coincidence? Ciseleur
The leaders of the two separatist republics in Ukraine – DPR and LPR commented on the signing by President Putin of the decree about the recognition of issued in the “separate regions of Donbass” documents. She called the decision “momentous” and said that the victim’s republics “were not in vain”.The head of the Donetsk national Republic (DND) Alexander Zakharchenko said RIA “Novosti” that the decree of the Russian President – “further evidence that Russia has supported and will support the right of their compatriots to fight for their lives, their culture, their language and, in the end, for his honor and dignity.” He enthusiastically said: “If the Motherland loudly and boldly support our fight, so we fight fair. It means that our sacrifices are not in vain”. He expressed gratitude to the leadership of Russia in the decree.
The statement of the head LNR Igor Carpenter was published on his official website. He said that Putin’s decision brings the LC to the world the recognition: “This is another proof that the Republic became the state. Today another step brought the Republic to the international recognition of our sovereignty.”
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, said Russia’s recognition of the documents issued by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics (DNR and DNI). Review of the Ukrainian President followed on the sidelines of the Munich security conference after meeting with Vice-President Mike Pence.
“For me it’s another proof of the Russian occupation and Russia’s violation of international law”, – quotes the words Poroshenko “Ukrainian truth”. Poroshenko also drew attention to the fact that the signing of the decree occurred during the Munich security conference, calling the fact “symbolic” and “cynical”.
Russia’s recognition of the passports of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk national republics is its actual output from the Minsk process. This was stated by Secretary of national security Council and defense (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov, the press service of the Council.
“This step of the Kremlin completely negates the Minsk process is equal to the statement regarding Russia out of it”, — said Turchinov. He noted that by signing the decree, Putin “legally recognized quasi-state terrorist groups”, which, “like a Fig leaf” covering “the Russian occupation of Donbass”. Turchynov added that the Minsk process provides for a “de-occupation of Eastern Ukraine” and “return to the legal field of the country.”
The decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the adoption in the country of passports of residents of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics will be valid until the implementation of the Minsk agreements. This was stated by foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, reports “RIA Novosti”. Lavrov stressed that the decree “black and white” that Russia was guided by “purely humanitarian reasons”.
“So in a purely humanitarian concerns for a period of time until you complete the Minsk agreement,… by the decree of the President allowed to make those identification cards for the residents of the Donbass, in order to enable them to Russia to get legitimate,” — said Lavrov. He noted that recognition of the documents will allow residents of the breakaway republics to move to Russia rail and air transport.
The foreign Minister of Russia also said that Russia’s recognition of the passports of residents of the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk people’s Republic does not mean a change of position in relation to them.
“I don’t think anyone sees this as a change in position,” Lavrov said (quoted by TASS).
Rally in Sevastopol for the recognition of DND and LNR http://sevastopol.su/news.php?id=94872
the Rally in St. Petersburg. https://nevnov.ru/478167-miting-v-podderzhku-donbassa-nachalsya-v-peterburge?_utl_t=vk