Ukraine's bill on Donbass reintegration blocks Minsk accords - Russian envoy

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko introduced to the country's parliament the bill on reintegration of Donbass earlier on Wednesday. According to the parliaments' website, "the draft bill on characteristic features of the state policy regarding ensuring Ukraine's sovereignty over temporally occupied territories in Donetsk and Lugansk regions" has been determined by the Ukrainian president as an urgent one.

"The bill on the restoration of sovereignty over Donbass, submitted today to the Verkhovna Rada, completely contradicts the Minsk agreements, further distances Donbass from Ukraine and blocks the Minsk process," Gryzlov told, reports Sputnik.

The envoy noted that Kiev had not yet made a decision regarding granting a special status to certain areas in Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

"The special status of Donbass is the essential condition for the political settlement in Ukraine," Gryzlov pointed out.

According to Sputnik

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