Draft law on reintegration of Donbas has strategic importance for Ukraine, - Turchynov

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to him, the document creates the rightful principles for the restoration of territorial integrity of the state
17:51, 5 October 2017

Press Service of National Security and Defense Council

The draft-law ‘‘On specifics of state policy on ensuring Ukraine’s sovereignty over temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions’ has the strategic importance for Ukraine. Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Olexandr Turchynov claimed this at the session of the parliament broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

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‘The provided draft law has the strategic importance for our country; it creates the rightful principles for the restoration of territorial integrity of Ukraine, complete de-occupation of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, provides strong and  firm legal position of Ukraine at the international judicial instances, blocks any attempts of Russia to continue aggression disguising  under the peacekeepers. The most important is that the project clearly and unambiguously defines Russia as the state-aggressor and Donbas as occupied territory’, Turchynov said.

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He reminded that the document implements the concept of occupation administration of Russia ‘that is under cover of the self-proclaimed bodies and it implements the tasks of the Russian political and military governance in the temporarily occupied territories’.

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According to him, the activity of the controlled by Russia military formations and occupation authorities in the occupied territories by Armed Forces of Russia contradicts the norms of the international humanitarian law that is illegal and any regulatory legal act given due to such activity is invalid and does not create the legal implications.

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