Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine believes it is necessary to hold decommunization of currently occupied Donbas and Crimea after the de-occupation of these territories, as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Deputy Minister Inna Holovanchuk.
“If we talk about decommunization, the approach cannot differ for Donetsk, Luhansk regions and Crimea. We have the law ‘On the condemnation of Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and ban of propaganda of their symbolism'; it clearly defines the algorithms, demands and procedures,” Holovanchuk explained the Ministry's stance.
She underlined that the implementation of the legislation on the decommunization in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea after the de-occupation should be the same as all over Ukraine.
Earlier, the Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine underlined that the issue of returning the temporarily occupied territories - the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions is considered exclusively as a whole.
Besides, the Ministry asked not to call Crimea ‘annexed’ because the term ‘annexation’ is erroneous toward Crimea and it contradicts the Ukrainian legislation.