Ukraine

Groysman signs Rada's decree recognizing parts of Donbas as occupied

23 march 2015 | 15:25

The document enters into force the day following its publication. 

Владимир Гройсман
Rada officially recognizes parts of Donbas as occupied
On March 23, the Verkhovna Rada's Speaker, Volodymyr Groysman has signed a resolution on the recognition of separate territories of Donetsk and Lugansk oblast' as temporarily occupied.

The Parliament adopted the resolution on March 17. A list of the occupied territories has been defined earlier by a document on territories, which would have a "special" governance.

Read more: Donbas militants: changes to law on special status for Donbas is the main threat to peace process

Before the vote for the draft, the words about "Russian occupation forces" had been included in the text.

The document comes into force the day following its publication.

Source: ZN.UA

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