The law on the Donbass will strengthen the position of Kiev on the issue of introduction of peacekeepers

The adoption of the bill on the reintegration of Donbass will allow Kiev to strengthen the negotiating position in the introduction to the region of the UN peacekeeping mission, said first Deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Irina Gerashchenko.

“Recognition of Russia as an aggressor country will strengthen our diplomatic negotiating position that Russia and its representatives may not be in the peacekeeping mission”, — wrote Gerashchenko on his page in Facebook.

President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday introduced to Parliament a bill on the reintegration of Donbass. According to the Council website, “the draft law on peculiarities of state policy on ensuring state sovereignty of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions” defined by the President as urgent. Called Russia an “aggressor” in the developed draft law.

As stated in the 18th report of the office of the UN high Commissioner for human rights on the situation of human rights in Ukraine, which is published on the website of the organization on June 13, the death toll during the conflict in the Donbass exceeded 10 thousand people, almost 24 thousand were wounded.

The problem of resolving the crisis under negotiation in different formats, in particular in the Normandy format (Ukraine, France, Germany, Russia). In Warsaw, he proposed to postpone the negotiations in the “Geneva format”, i.e. with the participation of the United States and Poland as neighbouring Russia and Ukraine state. However, agreement on a cease-fire was achieved in Minsk.

Earlier, the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov acknowledged that military action in the East of Ukraine on the scale has outgrown the format of the ATO.