Parliament adopts a law on the Donbass, when “it is profitable to Ukraine”

KYIV, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. The Ukrainian Parliament adopts a law on the reintegration of Donbass when it is strategically beneficial to Kiev, said on Tuesday the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko.

According to the preliminary schedule of the Parliament, the bill on the reintegration of Donbass once again missing from the agenda for the current week, which will be the last this year. The next time the deputies will meet only on January 16. The parliamentary Committee on national security and defense at the end of November approved the second reading of the final text of the draft law on the reintegration of Donbass, but for various reasons the document is not voted upon by the hall. The representative of Poroshenko in the Parliament Iryna Lutsenko announced Wednesday that the law on the reintegration of Donbass in need of further consultation, since the text for the second reading has been heavily modified and is different from the strategy proposed by the President.

“We are in the second reading vote the law, but when it is strategically beneficial to Ukraine Ukraine to win,” said Gerashchenko, speaking in the Parliament.

Earlier the Deputy of the largest in the Ukrainian Parliament faction “Block of Petro Poroshenko” Alexander brygynets expressed the opinion that the draft law on the reintegration of Donbass should not be taken until the exchange of prisoners, which, according to media reports may take place before the New year.

The bill gives the President the right to use the armed forces in the region in peacetime, to implement measures to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This will allow to legalize the use of the army in the East without a Declaration of war. Armed forces of Ukraine and are now taking part in a military operation in the Donbass, however, the authorities want to regulate their use by law, as Kiev calls the military operation “anti-terrorism”. The document was adopted with amendments eliminating the paragraph about the priority of the implementation of the Minsk agreements to resolve the conflict. Instead, it is proposed to rely on the UN security Council resolution on Donbass.

Ukraine’s Parliament approved the document in first reading on 6 October 2017, the Federation named the “aggressor.” The Russian foreign Ministry earlier called such allegations “unsubstantiated public insinuations”. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the Donbass, and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis.
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