PACE recognized DPR and LPR as de facto states
In the resolution of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, the DPR and LPR are called de facto states.
‘In the text of the PACE resolution ... there are several formulations that our Western partners are trying to avoid. First of all, it is important that the DPR and LPR are declared de facto states. And in some moments and points of the resolution, the PACE operates with such a concept as ‘de facto authorities’ … In 2014 the Verkhovnaya Rada adopted the resolution on the recognition of the DPR and LPR as terrorist organizations, but unfortunately for us, the PACE, even in this resolution, is using in relation to the DPR and LPR neither the term «terrorist organization», nor the term «gray area», or even «quasi-state», following the example of states of Somali pirates. It is the term of de facto state that is used in the resolution,’ goes hysterical Alexander Evseev, a Ukrainian political expert and an analyst of the social organization «Ukrainian Institute for the Future».
He also says that from the point of view of the international law, «the de facto state» is characterized by certain features, such as the fact that this state has stable legal institutions able to keep the situation under control for a long time. The republics have all of them, there are state legal institutions, ministries, departments, and so on. And the army corps which are stronger than the army of some European countries, for a moment. The PACE can not ignore this.
‘From the point of view of international law, a de facto state is a state which, more or less, controls its territory and the processes that take place there,’ says Yevseyev.
Thus, the PACE clearly hints, or does not even hint but openly tells Kiev that the DPR and LPR are states with which Kiev, somehow or otherwise, will have to have a dialogue.According to: Конт