Donetsk Republic Head Calls Ukrainian Special Status Law Independence Recognition

Author: us-russia
Comments: 0
Donetsk Republic Head Calls Ukrainian Special Status Law Independence Recognition
Published 20-09-2014, 07:10
MINSK, September 20 (RIA Novosti) – Prime Minister of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko has announced that the law on special status of the self-proclaimed republics means recognition by Ukrainian authorities of their independence.

"The law on special status is already the recognition of our independence," Zakharchenko stressed, following the meeting of the so-called Contact Group on Ukraine in the Belarussian capital Minsk earlier on Friday.

On Tuesday, Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, approved a law on special status of Donetsk and Luhansk People's republics, submitted earlier by President Petro Poroshenko. The law among other things states that local elections are to be held in the regions on December 7.

Zakharchenko, however, said on Saturday that no elections, announced previously by the Ukrainian authorities, would be held on the DPR territory.

Kiev authorities and independence supporters are conducting talks in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, through the mediation of Russia and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The parties aligned positions on a ceasefire and a number of issues concerning the status of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions (Minsk Protocol) on September 5.

Further to the Minsk Protocol, Ukraine's parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, approved a law on special status of parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions on September 16. The law introduces self-administration, states that local elections are to take place in the regions on December 7, and guarantees the right to use Russian or any other language in Ukraine.

Early Saturday morning parties formulated a memorandum of nine provisions that will regulate the implementation of a ceasefire agreement between Kiev and independence supporters in eastern Ukraine.

 

RIA Novosti

Comments: 0
Experts' Panel
Any advice to Trump?
All those who have contributed to the Trump - Pence "Make America...
Any advice to Trump?
Top
popular in the journal
US Congress Likely to Postpone New...

US Congress Likely to Postpone New...

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Congress is unlikely to pass legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia before the end of this year, focusing instead on such domestic issues as ...
RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 8...

RUSSIAN FEDERATION SITREP 8...

US ELECTION. The chance of war has gone up a bit: the House investigation into the conspiracy will stop (unless Nunes can do anything in the next two ...
Bolton in Moscow on whose agenda?

Bolton in Moscow on whose agenda?

National Security Adviser John Bolton is in Moscow, where he is scheduled to meet with his Russian counterpart, Nikolai Patrushev, and other senior ...
Unprecedented Summit of Four in...

Unprecedented Summit of Four in...

The summit meeting of the German chancellor and the presidents of Turkey, Russia and France in Istanbul this past Saturday has rightfully been called "unprecedented” by ...
Death Is in Charge of the...

Death Is in Charge of the...

Does the US Deep State really want to provoke a thermonuclear world war with Russia, China and Iran at the same time? The recklessness and confusion of US policies ...