Federation Council grants Putin's request to revoke permission to use Russian army in Ukraine

The Federation Council revoked on Wednesday its permission to use the Russian army in Ukraine.

The Federation Council revoked on Wednesday its permission to use the Russian army in Ukraine.

Hence, the upper chamber granted the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin with 153 votes to one.

Putin asked the Federation Council on Tuesday to revoke the resolution dated March 1, 2014, which allowed Russia to send troops to Ukraine.

Putin said he wished to create conditions for the launch of the peace process in Ukraine. "We, Russia, and I as the chief of the Russian state want to create conditions for this peace process. This is the reason why I have asked the upper chamber of the Russian parliament to revoke the resolution permitting the use of the armed forces in Ukraine," Putin said at a press conference in Vienna on Tuesday evening.

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