Ukrainian parliament may extend law on special status for Donbas for another year

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law is expiring on December 31, 2020
20:50, 7 December 2020

The session of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is offered to extend the law on the special status for the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions for another year - until December 31, 2021. The corresponding bill № 4467 was registered by representatives of the ruling party Servant of the People.

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For now, the text of the document is not available. The previous law expires on December 31, 2020, so the parliament must adopt the relevant bill by the end of this year.

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Earlier, the deputy chairman of the Servant of the People faction, Yevhenia Kravchuk, noted this information and stressed that nothing else in the law, except the date, changes. It must be adopted in order to enable the negotiators to continue the peace negotiations and the peace process itself.

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 the Donbas.

Related: No demand of special status for Donbas in Minsk agreements, - Kravchuk

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