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Ukraine to be relieved of responsibility for Russia's actions in Donbas
17:05, 4 October 2017
Ukraine to be relieved of responsibility for Russia's actions in Donbas

The Cabinet should inform international organizations about Russia's violation of human rights in the occupied territories

17:05, 4 October 2017

 

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Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko proposes to relieve Ukraine of responsibility for Russia’s and illegal armed groups’ actions in the occupied territories of Donbas. 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 document notes that Ukraine is not responsible for the Russian aggression in the Donbas, as well as for the actions of Russia-backed armed groups and occupation authorities.

"The state of Ukraine is not responsible for the unlawful actions of the Russian Federation as an aggressor state, its armed forces, other military formations and the occupation administration in the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions," the bill says.

Also, according to the bill, the Cabinet should monitor Russia's violations of human rights in the uncontrolled territory of the Donbas and inform international human rights organizations about the precedents.

Related: US supports possible prolonging of law on special status of Donbas

"Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers carries out constant monitoring of the state of observance of human and civil rights and freedoms and documenting the facts of violation of such rights and freedoms in temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. As a result of which it promulgates and provides relevant information to international organizations in the field of protecting human rights and freedoms and takes the necessary measures, in particular summarizes the legal position and forms a consolidated claim of Ukraine in the Russian Federation on the implementation of international responsibility of Russia for military aggression against Ukraine," the bill states.

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.

Related: EU announces requires on draft law on reintegration of Donbas

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