President of Ukraine opposes the rupture of diplomatic relations with Russia. He said this during communication with the Ukrainian community in Washington, where he delivered a speech in the framework of the international nuclear security summit.
“Parliament will not support this bill. Let’s not even discuss it”, — quotes the words Poroshenko “Interfax-Ukraine”, he said in response to a question whether he would sign a bill to cut off diplomatic relations with Russia in case of its adoption by Parliament.
Poroshenko commented on the initiative of deputies during one of his public appearances in Washington, reports TASS. “It is incredible”, — quotes its Agency.
The Ukrainian President stressed that the initiative on the break of diplomatic relations with Russia “is only the initiative of several deputies.” In his opinion, should focus on the full implementation of the Minsk agreements. He explained that it is necessary to organize effective coordination with the aim of exerting pressure on Russia that it has complied with its obligations under these agreements.
The draft resolution “On the cessation of diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation” was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada on March 15. The authors of the bill were made by MPs from the Radical party Korchynsky, Oksana and Yuriy-Bohdan Shukhevych, member of “Block of Petro Poroshenko” Oleg Petrenko and independent Deputy Vladimir Parasyuk. On the eve of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on foreign Affairs supported the resolution.
Against the idea to break off diplomatic relations with Russia previously played Ukrainki foreign Ministry. How to write Ukrainian edition Stranaya that was prepared by the Foreign Ministry a document with comments about this initiative. The main argument of the foreign office was that the rupture of diplomatic relations with Russia will negatively affect the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov called the initiative “bordering on insanity” and called to “await the outcome” of her consideration. “Let’s wait for the outcome of the review. Various initiatives, bordering on insanity, is not uncommon in recent times,” said Sands.