"This is in no way fits into the Minsk agreements. I see that they are following their favorite goal: discrediting, provocation, and rocking the boat," Plotnitsky said.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday signed a decree to redefine the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk as "military-civilian administrations."
"If Kiev assigned them [the administrations], let them stay in Kiev. Here, we do not recognize or accept them," the LPR leader added.
"This goes against the Minsk accord… This is one of the moments that exacerbate the situation," Karyakin said.
On February 12, leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine worked out a set of measures in the Belarusian capital to alleviate the conflict in southeast Ukraine. As part of a 13-point deal, the warring sides must observe a ceasefire, withdraw large-caliber arms and conduct prisoner exchanges.
Additionally, the latest Minsk agreement required Kiev to decentralize power ahead of wider constitutional reform in the government of Ukraine.