Ukraine fails to show draft law on Donbass reintegration to Minsk Contact Group

25.06.17 02:41
Ukraine fails to show draft law on Donbass reintegration to Minsk Contact Group

Ukraine has failed to show the draft law it said it had been developing to reintegrate Donbass, at the Contact Group meeting, said the LPR envoy to the Minsk negotiations Vladislav Deinego.

"We were confused by Ukraine's media reports on the reintegration draft law to be presented to the Contact Group. It was mentioned (at the meeting) and we critisized these efforts to supersede Minsk talks and the work within this format with some draft law taking lead in the press, but not discussed with Donbass representatives," said Deinego.

"We emphasized, that any attempt to consider laws not coordinated with the Contact Group, would be treated as Ukraine's attempts to withdraw from the Minsk format."

Ukrainian lawmakers plan to hold first reading of the draft law on Donbass reintegration prepared following president Petr Poroshenko's order, who said the document was to provide measures to re-establish Donbass within Ukraine and to define its legal status. Some MPs said the draft law introduced martial law in the so-called 'Anti-Terrorist Operation' zone and gave control over the military to a committee led by the president.

"Articles 9 and 11 of the Minsk Agreements clearly say that all the issues of the Donbass conflict settlement, including the special status of the region, decentralization, constitutional reform, amnesty, all these issues should be coordinated with Donbass representatives," Deinego said earlier.

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