Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Commentary of the DPR`s MFA on the enactment of the Law on special status of Donbass by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

18 March 2015
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Yesterday, on the 17th of March, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted several decrees that violate the Minsk agreements.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic condemns strongly such actions of the Ukrainian government, which undermine the roots of peaceful settlement of the conflict.

The decree of the Verkhovna Rada admits partial populated areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk People`s Republics as temporarily occupied territories instead of granting them a special status that come into force only after elections are held under Ukrainian law.

Also the amendments were made to the 10th Article of the Law on special status of Donbass without agreement with the DPR and LPR representatives that contradicts the Minsk agreements. By these actions, the Ukrainian side demonstrates again its disinclination to resolve the conflict peacefully.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Donetsk People`s Republic calls on the world society to turn attention to this situation and to impose the responsibility of breaching the Minsk agreements on the Ukrainian side.