Vladislav Berdichevsky: DPR exists de facto, and sooner or later recognition will come

The Donetsk People’s Republic advocates its independence in accordance with international law, deputy of the DPR People’s Council Vladislav Berdichevsky said in an interview with the Federal News Agency.

“We follow the path of observance of all international canons. Our statehood is based on the observance of all procedures that are prescribed by the UN Charter.

At the moment in the world there is such a situation that more than 50 states exist partially or completely unrecognized. The process of recognition by the international community puts many countries and peoples on the brink of survival, and this is a big problem for the whole world,” Vladislav Berdichevsky said.

According to him, the existence of the Donetsk People’s Republic is a fait accompli.

“The DPR exists de facto, all state structures have been created, the police, the courts and the prosecutor’s office are working. Ministries and departments operate in the usual order peculiar to a state. Therefore, this must be reckoned. And anyway, sooner or later, recognition will happen,” the parliamentarian said.

He stressed that the Minsk agreements do not regulate the issue of holding elections for the Heads and deputies of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

“There is not a word about elections of the Heads of the Republics and the deputies in the Minsk agreements. They indicate the elections of municipal deputies, which we do not hold. However, the Minsk agreements are not implemented by Ukraine. This process, let’s put it mildly, has exhausted both the people and the leadership of the DPR. I think the leadership of the Russian Federation, too. But so far there is no alternative to this, negotiations are taking place at the highest level between the United States and Russia as the main subjects of international law. So, “Minsk” is still used only as an international platform for reporting our position,” the deputy said.

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