Fate of law on special status of Donbas to depend on Normandy talks summit, - Razumkov

The current law that defines the peculiarities of Ukraine's state policy in this area expires in the end of the year, says the Speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament
09:31, 28 October 2019

Dmytro Razumkov, the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
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The outcome of negotiations of the Normandy Four parties (Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia) will define the fate of the draft law on the special status of Donbas. Dmytro Razumkov, the head of the Ukrainian Parliament said so in an interview with ICTV channel.

"Yes, the [incumbent] law expires in the end of the year, and we'll have to submit and vote for the new one. A lot will depend on the Normandy format negotiations, and our further actions will be based on that", he said.

Related: More than half of Ukrainians are against granting special status to Donbas

Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky stated that the future law on the special status of Donbas will be discussed both in the Normandy format and with Ukrainian society. It is to be implemented only after adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. 

Related: Zelensky wants to discuss law on Donbas status with Ukrainian society and in Normandy format

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