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

2014/03/31 • News

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.

“Russian leadership had better concentrate on making their own federal structure meaningful; for instance, they could reinstate democratic elections in the regions and provide for the rights of ethnic minorities, who suffer from the inability to fully participate in the governmental and political activities and are removed from deciding on the development of their regions,” he underscored.

“If no progress can be made towards those goals, Ukraine could give Russia some advice on how to perfect and optimise its government and political system. For example, we could produce a plan to make the Russian state into a confederation, implement 5 to 10 official languages, and put up national quotas in the main government institutions which would fully represent all ethnic and language groups of Russian society”, said Perebyjnis.

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Map of the administrative divisions of the Russian Federation

The MFA officials are sure that such steps would allow the Russian Federation to come closer to civilized examples of democracy where human rights are ensured and a respectful attitude towards ethnic minorities is maintained.

Source: zn.ua

Translated by: Anna Palagina, edited by Alya Shandra

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

  1. chornajuravka says:

    Reblogged this on Voices of Ukraine.

  2. […] diplomats have announced that they were ready to help the Kremlin – to present their confederation plan and institution of 5-10 state languages in Russia. What an appropriate answer to Moscow’s […]

  3. Lada Hirnyj says:

    Think this Ukrainian proactive move in highlighting Russia’s inadequacies is currently what is needed to stem pro Russian sentiment. It should go further to underline freedom of speech, journalism, media, internet use, demonstrations, minority rights & the focus on clearing corruption & establishing the rule of law in Ukraine. Those who want to join Russia may think twice about which system they want to live under.

    • Adrian Bryttan says:

      beautiful response! .. agree 100%… ukrainian PR should be assertive and positive, rather than reacting to every idiocy from Moscow’s PR department

  4. Dan says:

    Could you upload a better quality file of the proposed map, please?

    • chornajuravka says:

      the map wasn’t proposed, it’s just a map of the administrative divisions of RF