Russia says too early to discuss borders of breakaway Ukrainian regions

Russia's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that Moscow needed to first ratify its friendship treaties with two breakaway Ukrainian regions before it could discuss matters like the exact borders of the territories, RIA news agency reported.

President Vladimir Putin recognized the two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent on Monday, fueling fears of a looming war. Russia's parliament is expected to review friendship treaties with the territories on Tuesday.

Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy