Rada adopted the law on the reintegration of Donbass

KIEV, January 18 — RIA Novosti. The Parliament of Ukraine adopted a presidential bill on the reintegration of Donbass. For the document voted 280 deputies with the required minimum of 226.

The law must now be signed by the head of state. It will enter into force on the day following publication in the official press.

Document uncontrolled Kiev territory of Donbass are “occupied” and Russia is called an aggressor country.

The law gives the President the right to use the armed forces in the region in peacetime for the protection of sovereignty. This will allow to legalize the use of the army in the East without a Declaration of war.

In the first reading the document was approved in October last year. It adopted, with amendments, eliminating the paragraph about the priority of the Minsk agreements to resolve the conflict. Instead, it is proposed to rely on the UN security Council resolution on Donbass.

The self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko, in turn, said that the law on the reintegration of Donbas is an attempt of Kiev “to unleash another round of war” in the region. LC representative in the political subgroup Rodion Miroshnik believes that this document is contrary to the Minsk agreements.
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