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OSCE welcomes extension of law on Donbas special status, - Kurz
13:34, 9 October 2017
OSCE welcomes extension of law on Donbas special status, - Kurz

Ukraine made an ‘important step in right direction towards further Minsk implementation’, leader of OSCE Chairperson-in-Office

13:34, 9 October 2017

Tass.ru

Ukraine’s decision to prolong the action of the law about special status of local governance in the occupied Donbas is another ‘important step towards execution of Minsk agreement'. Sebastian Kurz, the OSCE Chairperson in Office and Austrian foreign minister, posted this on his Twitter page, commenting on the law, recently passed by the Ukrainian parliament.  

Last week, the Ukrainian parliament extended the special order of local government in Donbas; the condition is, however, that Russia withdraws its troops and vehicles from the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 229 MPs supported the bill, with 226 necessary to pass.

Besides, the Parliament approved, in principle, the draft law on the re-integration of Donbas; after hot debates in the session hall, MPs agreed to exclude the controversial reference to the Minsk agreements, which was mentioned in the document.

Related: Executing law on local government in occupied Donbas depends on Russia’s living up to commitments, - Poroshenko

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