The Verkhovna Rada put paid to the possibility of a peaceful settlement of the conflict in Donbass.
The newly-adopted Ukrainian law on ‘restoring sovereignty over the Donetsk and Lugansk regions’ shows that Kiev is determined to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine by force, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in the statement, published on Thursday by RT News.
The law on the "reintegration of Donbass", adopted today by the Verkhovna Rada deputies, will allow Ukraine to intensify military confrontation with the People's Republics, stated the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko.
The Ukrainian parliament adopted the bill "On the peculiarities of state policy to ensure the state sovereignty of Ukraine over temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions."
For the corresponding decision on Thursday, 280 deputies voted with 226 required.
The Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces' General Staff Viktor Muzhenko stated in Brussels on Tuesday that the Ukrainian Armed Forces were developing measures with the aim of passing U.S. antitank missile systems Javelin into service.
Provisions of the bill on the reintegration of Donbass that is being given a second reading on Tuesday, January 16, run counter to the Ukrainian constitution and violate the rights of its citizens, a spokesperson for the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights told at a news conference on Monday, reports TASS.
In 2017, the Donetsk People's Republic entered into 7 international treaties with the LPR, the Republic of South Ossetia, and Abkhazia, the DPR's Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova reported on January 10.
Ukraine does not abandon attempts to strangle the Donetsk People's Republic with various blockades. These attempts began as early as in 2014. At first our old people and disabled people were deprived of pensions and social benefits. It was a tough blow, but within a few months we managed to start paying out to our citizens.
Good day! Last week in the formations and military units of the DPR Armed Forces there were held lectures and practical exercises with the commanders of the units for maintaining knowledge, improving skills and securing the skills necessary to accomplish tasks as intended.
The Head of the Donetsk People's Republic met with the media on January 11. The Head of State expressed his views on the recent exchange of prisoners, and also spoke about the plans for the development of the Republic in 2018.
The court of the French city of Aix-en-Provence has postponed the hearings scheduled for Thursday, January 11, on the case of the closure of the Representative Center of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) in Marseilles, France, to March 1, reported the Head of the Rep
LPR Interior and State Security Ministries thwarted intelligence missions by foreign humanitarian organisation employees in the Republic, reports the State Security Ministry’s spokeswoman Evgenia Lyubenko.
UNDER THE GUISE OF ‘MUTUAL ASSISTANCE’
A court hearing on the case of the DPR Representation in Marseilles, France, issued upon the request of the French government, is to take place today, on January 11.
Today, on January 9, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic met with judges who had entered into the second cadence.
The Head of State thanked the judges for the establishment of the system and productive work for the three war years, and also set the main task for them in the near future.
On December 28, an annual reporting and election conference of members of the Oplot Donbassa public organization was held in Donetsk. The guest of the congress was the founder and Honorary President of the organization, the Head of the Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Zakharchenko.