Ukrainian lawmakers registered the draft law on the special status of Donbas. The actual name of bill No.2569 is "On the special order of local governance in the separate areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions".
The draft law was initiated by MPs from Servant of the People party David Arakhamia and Oleksandr Korniyenko.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky flatly refused to fulfill the main demand of Russia on the beginning of the negotiations of Kyiv with the representatives of the so-called self-proclaimed republics as 112 Ukraine reported.
“Today, repeatedly, the president of Russia talked about direct dialogue. Of course, I am ready. I will tell you more: I always talk with them. I am from the south-east. Over 3 million (Donbas citizens, - 112.international) came to us. They are the same citizens of Donbas for me. It is a very important aspect, which I would like to raise,” Zelensky noted.
He expressed outrage that only the representatives of Donbas militants participate in Minsk talks while the opinion of Donbas IDPs is not considered.