Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

The results of the group on political issues (July 8)

08 July 2020
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Despite some progress in discussing certain issues, negotiations in a political group are still not productive.
“We managed to reach a consensus on the content of articles 2 and 3 of the law on Donbass special status. We hope that we will be able to maintain positive dynamic and continue to discuss article by article this important law for a political settlement. However, Kiev’s representatives continue to ignore the discussion of the most priority and key issues - first of all, how the special status will be taken into account in the draft amendment of the Constitution regarding decentralization.
Without an approval of constitutional amendments, a discussion of certain aspects of political conflict settlement can be throw into question. Further discussion will only make sense after we agree on what exactly will be enshrined in the new version of the Constitution, regarding the features of local self-government in Donbass, since in accordance with the hierarchy of regulatory legal acts, any law must comply with the Constitution. However, instead of specifically discussing the draft constitutional amendments, representatives of Ukraine again promised to provide it someday. Such behavior of Kiev’s representatives has already become traditional” - Natalia Nikonorova said.

The DPR Plenipotentiary once again called on the Ukrainian party to begin a substantive discussion of main topics of the political track - namely, to work on draft normative legal acts related to the implementation of Donbass special status and its consolidation in the Constitution.