A draft appeal to President Vladimir Putin to recognize the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republics" has been submitted to the Russian State Duma. The draft was submitted by deputies of the Russian Communist Party. This was reported by the website of the State Duma.
It is reported that 11 Communist deputies, led by Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, submitted a draft resolution to this effect. The document is requested to be included on the Duma's agenda for February.
The document states that the recognition of the "LDPR" is allegedly "reasonable and morally justified. And in recent years in the occupied Donbas allegedly built democratic state bodies with all the attributes of legitimate power.
"Such recognition would create grounds for providing security guarantees and protection of their peoples from external threats and the implementation of genocidal policies," the draft resolution of the State Duma reads.
In addition, the appeal to Putin proposes to note that residents of the occupied Donbas for eight years do not receive pensions and social benefits under the economic blockade. The Communists also advocate that Putin hold talks with the leaders of the "LDNR" to create a "legal framework for interstate relations," which would regulate, among other things, the provision of military assistance.