Interfax-Ukraine: Kyiv offers Moscow a plan to transform Russia into a confederation

The Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (MFA) offered Russian Federation a plan to make a confederation out of Russia, which involves having several official state languages to ensure equal representation of ethnic minorities in the matters of state and politics.

euflYevheniy Perebiynis, the head of the MFA’s Department of Information Policy, commented on Russia’s proposal of Ukrainian federalization and upholding the rights of Ukrainian citizens, at a briefing on Monday, March 31. Mr. Perebiynis pointed out that the Russians’ forceful suggestions on Ukraine’s federal organization, political, economic and sociocultural life were grossly inappropriate.

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March 18, 2014: Statement of Ukraine’s MFA on Recognition by the RF of Crimean Independence

Statement of Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the recognition by the Russian Federation of the self-proclamation of the Republic of Crimea as a subject of international law

Ukrainian: http://mfa.gov.ua/ua/press-center/news/19853-zajava-mzs-ukrajini