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Prolonging special status for occupied territories is a tough, but important step for Ukraine, - German MFA
12:58, 7 October 2017
Prolonging special status for occupied territories is a tough, but important step for Ukraine, - German MFA

Germany believes that by prolonging the special status of occupied territories, Ukraine demonstrated its commitment to international obligations

12:58, 7 October 2017

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Prolonging the law on “special status” for temporarily occupied territories was a tough step, but it demonstrated Ukraine’s commitment to its international obligations, the statement of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany says.

“The Federal government highly values that the parliament adopted the law on the special status of Donbas,” the statement reads.

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“It was a tough, but important step that demonstrates Ukraine’s commitment to its international obligations and Minsk agreements fulfillment. The stabilization of the security situation and full and lasting cease-fire are prerequisites for further progress,” the Foreign Office added.

The Ukrainian Parliament adopted the law on prolonging the special status for occupied parts of Donbas on October 6. The law foresees special governing arrangements on the occupied territories provided that military troops and equipment are withdrawn from the occupied territories.

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