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Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the Federation Council to cancel its resolution permitting the use of the Russian military in Ukraine.

The upper house of the Russian Parliament, the Federation Council, will debate on Wednesday on the issue of revoking the resolution, ITAR-TASS reports.

A letter from President Putin to permit the use of the Russian military force in Ukraine was submitted with the Federation Council on March 1 amid tensions on the Crimean peninsula, which was part of Ukraine then.

Crimea was annexed by Russia following Crimean referendum on March 16.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Putin's request to the Federation Council to cancel the resolution on use of Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine is a first practical step after the statement that the Russian president supports the peace plan for settlement in Ukraine’s main coalmining region Donbass, the Ukrainian presidential press service reported on Tuesday.

 

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