Press-releases of the Embassy

Regarding the adoption of an appeal submitted by Vladimir Putin to the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

The full text of the document submitted by Russian President Vladimir Putin reads:

In connection with the extraordinary situation that has developed in Ukraine and the threat to citizens of the Russian Federation, our compatriots, the personnel of the military contingent of the Russian Federation Armed Forces deployed on the territory of Ukraine (Autonomous Republic of Crimea) in accordance with international agreement; pursuant to Article 102.1 (d) of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, I hereby appeal to the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to use the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine until the social and political situation in that country is normalised.

Council of Federation at its 347th special meeting has adopted the Resolution giving President of the Russian Federation V.V.Putin authority to use Russian military forces in Ukraine.

March 1, 2014