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Ukraine prepares to break diplomatic relations with Russia – Russian media 11/08/2017 13:09:02. Total views 593. Views today — 0.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine can decide to break diplomatic relations with Russia the very next week. This assumption was made by Russian Kommersant with reference to its own sources in the Verkhovna Rada.

Allegedly, this point will be additionally included in the law "on the Donbass reintegration", which the parliament should review in its second reading on November 16.

The sources of Kommersant in the Verkhovna Rada are convinced that representatives of the majority of factions will vote for this step.

The corresponding decree of President Petro Poroshenko, after which Russian diplomatic institutions in Ukraine and Ukrainian in the Russian Federation will be closed, is meant to be the next stage. It is expected in Kyiv that Belarus or Switzerland will represent its interests in Moscow.

According to the Russian newspaper, the amendment to the law on the Donbass reintegration was introduced by Ivan Vinnyk, a deputy from the ruling Petro Poroshenko Bloc.