Kiev intends at the legislative level to establish the status of areas of Donbass

© Photo : Ministry of Defense of UkraineСолдаты APU in the East of Ukraine. Archive photoKiev intends at the legislative level to establish the status of areas of Donbass© Photo : Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The law on the reintegration of Donbass involves updating the current legal framework, which will establish a clear status of separate districts of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, which are beyond the control of Kiev, said at a briefing on Monday, the President’s representative in Parliament Iryna Lutsenko.

«(The bill will help — ed.) to recover the territory which was occupied by separatists and terrorists, to update the legal framework that will establish a clear status of separate districts of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, to create a single center, which will be subject to the so-called headquarters, who would report to the President,» — said Lutsenko.

Also, according to her, the law provides for the introduction of a President of war or emergency in certain areas.

The President of Ukraine has previously announced plans to submit to the Parliament a draft law on the reintegration of Donbass, which, in particular, will be spelled out the legal regime for the actions of the Ukrainian military. The President opposed the lifting of the «anti-terrorist operation» (as in Kiev called military operation in the Donbass) prior to the adoption of this law.

At rallies in early April 2014, the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the creation of «people’s republics». After held in may referendum the republics declared their sovereignty, formed its own government, and in November in DND and LNR elections of heads of republics and members of parliaments.

Kiev DND and LNR not recognize, said controlled by the government of the Republic territory is occupied.

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