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Germany: Donbas special status law extension important for implementing Minsk
10:04, 5 October 2017
Germany: Donbas special status law extension important for implementing Minsk

Berlin supported Poroshenko's initiative

10:04, 5 October 2017

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German government positively assesses the initiative of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to extend the law on the special status of Donbas. This was reported by the press service of the German government in response to a DW agency inquiry on Thursday evening, October 4.

Berlin emphasizes that this law is the basis of the relevant paragraph of Minsk agreement.

"Therefore, its extension would be an important step for implementation of the Minsk agreements," the German government stated.

Related: TCG in Minsk supports Apakan’s initiative to open Zolote checkpoint on October 20, - Olifer

As it was reported earlier Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko suggests that state authorities take Minsk agreements as a basis in the process of restoring the territorial integrity of Ukraine within the internationally recognized borders. This was stated in the presidential draft law “On specifics of state policy on ensuring Ukraine’s sovereignty over temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.” The bill was registered in the parliament today, October 4.

The draft law “On specifics of state policy on ensuring Ukraine’s sovereignty over temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions”, was registered under number 7163. President Petro Poroshenko initiated the introduction of the bill. According to the explanatory note, the draft law defines the legal regime of certain parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. The document defines the aim and means of state policy on ensuring the sovereignty of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, and the specifics of implementing and defending rights of Ukrainian citizens who live in these territories.

The bill also defines the procedure of managing activities on ensuring national security and defence in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Related: Meeting of subgroups of Trilateral Contact Group starts in Minsk

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