Poroshenko initiates abolition of Donbas ‘special' status

4 november 2014 | 10:20

The President is disappointed in the law and admits that the terrorists have rejected his peace initiative.

Poroshenko already wants to repeal the law on the special order of the government in the Donbas
The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko will propose to the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine (NSCD) to repeal the law on the special status of certain regions of Donbas.

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, the President has initiated the meeting of the NSDC, in which he intends to discuss with the participants the situation in the country and to make changes in a scenario, Poroshenko said in his speech.

"Once this law has fulfilled a very important role in stopping external interventions, mobilizing support of the Minsk peace agreements by the world, the sincerity of the intentions of Ukraine to de-escalate the situation in the Donbas. We have demonstrated the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions and the outside world the sincere desire of Kyiv for a political settlement. The militants have rejected this possibility," he says.

According to him, holding pseudoliberal election "undermined" the law and severely aggravated the situation in the Donbas.

"We are ready to provide those broad powers envisaged by the law only to legitimate elected local authorities. No bandits, who crowned themselves in their Kingdom," Poroshenko points.

At the same time, the head of state adds that decentralization is a key element of the political settlement in the Donbas, and he is ready to adopt a new law.

"We are ready to adopt a new law - with the return of all parties to comply with the Minsk Protocol. In the case of the ceasefire, the creation of buffer zones, control from abroad. And clear steps that would mean fighters back up in the question of the so-called elections of Nov. 2," Poroshenko mentions.

Earlier it was reported that Russia has recognized the election of militants in the Donbas and advised Europe to recognize the pseudo-elections in Donetsk and Luhansk "People's Republics."

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