DPR rejects Kiev's plan on Donbass reintegration

The DPR plenipotentiary representative to the talks in Minsk Denis Pushilin rejected the new plan of Kiev for the reintegration of Donbass.

He stressed that to implement such measures, there must be trust between the government of Ukraine and the republics, which at the moment does not exist.

"After three years of war, the Donetsk and Lugansk republics will not believe the words (of Kiev - Ed.) "let's forget everything, let's everything be well afterwards," so this option is not considered," Pushilin said.

He also added that the Kiev plan does not correlate with the Minsk agreements, which are considered as the only possible measures to resolve the situation in Donbass.

Earlier, President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko announced plans to introduce a bill for consideration by the Verkhovna Rada on the reintegration of Donbass, prescribing a legal regime for the actions of the Ukrainian military. At that, the president opposed the abolition of the "anti-terrorist operation" (this is what the military operation in Donbass is called in Kiev) before the law was passed.

The media reported that the Ukrainian authorities plan to introduce preferences and indulgences for the residents of the Lugansk and Donetsk republics within the framework of the bill on the reintegration of Donbass. In particular, Kiev wants to simplify for them the receipt of Ukrainian pensions, to establish trade between certain regions and to reduce the restrictions on the weight of the goods carried.

DONi News Agency