Ukrainian parliament extends law on Donbas’ special status for another year

Source : 112 Ukraine

304 MPs voted in its favour
12:36, 15 December 2020

The Ukrainian parliament building
5 channel

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has extended the law on the special order of local self-government in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions for another year - until December 31, 2021. 304 MPs supported the corresponding bill № 4467.

The online broadcast was conducted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

It is worth noting that the previous law expires on December 31, 2020.

Related: Zelensky claims Ukraine’s readiness for new stage of troops’ disengagement, prisoners exchange in Donbas

As we reported earlier, the bill on the special status for the occupied territories was first adopted for a period of three years back in September 2014, following the signing of the Minsk Protocol between Ukraine and Russia under the auspices of OSCE that supposedly intended to resolve the conflict in Donbas.

As of now, Ukraine is not considering the deployment of UN peacekeepers in Donbas at this moment.

"The road map that was published by then-President Poroshenko. Well, I am glad that he fully supports the plan of joint steps proposed by the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), they coincide by 99%. The only difference is the UN peacekeepers. We are also talking about increasing the composition of the OSCE mission by four times," Adviser of the Ukrainian delegation to the Tripartite Contact Group Oleksiy Arestovych stated.

Related: Germany, France ambassadors praise Ukraine's efforts to achieve peace in Donbas

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