Russian Duma urges Putin to recognize Donbas puppet statelets. Is the Minsk peace deal dead?

Russian recognize DonbasThe State Duma – the lower chamber of the Russian parliament – has voted to pass a motion calling upon Russian President Vladimir Putin to consider the need to recognize the “Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic” (“DNR” and “LNR”) as “self-sustained, sovereign and independent states,” according to the Duma’s chairman Vyacheslav Volodin. …

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