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Law on extension of special status of Donbas comes into force in Ukraine

The law provides the extension of the special order of the local self-government in the particular areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions until December 31, 2019
13:22, 5 October 2018

Reuters

The law #2588 that provides the extension of the special status of Donbas has come into force in Ukraine, as it was published in the official parliamentary newspaper “Holos Ukrayiny”.

The law provides the extension of the special order of the local self-government in the particular areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions until December 31, 2019. However, this norm will act only when Russia withdraws all illegal armed forces, militants, mercenaries, and military hardware from Ukraine.

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As we reported, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a draft law 9153 on extended the term of the special order of local self-governance in separate areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions for another year.

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Reportedly, Russian occupant forces attacked Ukrainian military emplacements nine times. Two servicemen were injured in action. The skirmishes were observed in Krymske, Orikhove, Luhanske, Shumy, Pivdenne, Krasnohorivka, Mariinka, and Pavlopil. The enemy mostly used small arms, grenade launchers, and heavy machineguns. 120 mm mines hit Ukrainian army positions in Luhanske; 82 mm mines landed in Krymske and Orikhove.

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