The amendments to the bill on the special status of particular areas of Donbas, which provide the implementation of Steinmeier formula, were prepared by the President’s Office as Radio Donbas.Realii reported citing Representative of particular areas of Donetsk region Serhiy Harmash.
“Last week, at the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group we considered the amendments to the 10th article of the adopted law on the special status and their first point is the implementation of Steinmeier formula,” Harmash said.
He specified that the issue is not about a new bill but about the amendments to the existing one.
Harmash provided the explanation due to the misunderstanding, which could occur in the mass media due to the statement of the head of the President’s Office. Particularly, on June 17, President’s Office Head Andriy Yermak stated to Lb.ua that the Ukrainian delegation presented the first bill on the special order of the self-government in the particular areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions with implemented Steinmeier formula.
Earlier, Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba stated that Russian passports, issued to residents of the occupied Donbas are "worthless pieces of paper".