The official told reporters that Russian President Vladimir Putin took note of the request about the issue sent to him by the Russian legislature, after a vote that was approved by most legislators.
He also noted that there is no clear regulation on this issue, in response to a question from TASS news agency about the next actions by Russian authorities after the request from the Russian Duma was received.
On Tuesday, the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine called on the international community to disown the decision, in case that Russia approves it, to recognize the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR).
The Ukrainian legislature condemned any Russian attempt at legalizing the independence of those regions in the country’s southeastern region, an accusation it addressed to the United Nations, the European Commission, the European Parliament, among other foreign bodies, alliances, governments and parliaments.
Peskov drew attention about a “dangerous” concentration of Ukrainian troops near the contact line in Donbass and considered the probability that Kiev decides to use force in that region high.