The Russian Federation Council on June 25 will back the decision made by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the revocation of the permission given by the Federation Council to use the army on the territory of Ukraine, Andrei Klimov, deputy head of the Federation Council's international affairs committee, told Interfax on Tuesday.
The senators gave permission for the use of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine on March 1, 2014. "The decision was made due to a threat to the life of Russian citizens on the territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, and the president asked us to allow the use of our Armed Forces on the territory of Ukraine until the socio-political situation in that country normalized," Klimov said.
Klimov believes today's address by the president is due to the fact that the period of normalization has begun in Ukraine.
"Presidential elections have been held there and negotiations on the halt of military action involving Russian officials, representatives of the Kyiv administration, and the leaders of the southeastern regions of Ukraine have begun. For this reason, President Vladimir Putin has made this decision, and we support him in that," Klimov said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the federation Council to cancel the decree issued on March 1, 2014 on the use of the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
On March 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an address to the Federation Council on the use of the Russian Armed Forces on the territory of Ukraine until the socio-political situation in that country normalized.
On the same day, the Federation Council unanimously adopted the decree, which authorized the Russian president to use the Russian army on the territory of Ukraine.
The Federation Council's decision drew a negative reaction in the European Union and the U.S.
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