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.
"When state authorities and officials implement political and diplomatic measures to restore the territorial integrity of Ukraine within the internationally recognized borders, the priority is given to ensuring the security of the implementation of provisions of the Minsk Protocol from September 5, 2014, Minsk Memorandum from September 19, 2014 and the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements from February 12, 2015 aimed at creating necessary conditions for political settlement in accordance with the norms and principles of international law and legislation of Ukraine," the document says.
As it was reported earlier 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.