At the official level: Ukraine wants to declare Russia as «aggressor country»

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Vasilenkova in photobanks the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Archival photoAt the official level: Ukraine wants to declare Russia as «aggressor country»© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Vasilenkova the image Bank

Kiev intends to officially declare Russia an «aggressor country». As stated in an interview with the Fifth channel representative of the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Lutsenko, the corresponding item will be fixed in the draft law on the reintegration of Donbass.

According to the Ukrainian official, the document is finished «99.9 percent» and ready to register in Parliament. Lutsenko said that the draft law Kiev has consulted with the countries «Norman Quartet» and the United States.

«For the first time at the legislative level, is the notion that Russia is the aggressor,» — said Lutsenko.

She added that the bill on the reintegration of Donbass is a direct link to the 51st article of the UN Charter regarding self-defence.

«This means that Ukraine has the right to Samooborona. This is, again, not war, and self defense. And this is to ensure that the international monetary Fund gave us money, it’s for investors», — said the representative of Poroshenko in the Parliament.

In January 2015 the Verkhovna Rada adopted a statement which called Russia «an aggressor country». Kiev claims that Russia is interfering in the Affairs of Ukraine is a party to the conflict in the Donbass.

Prison for illegal entry

Ukrainian officials have repeatedly offered legislation aimed at the deterioration of relations with Moscow. In most documents talked about the need to toughen the procedure of crossing the border with Russia.

So, in early August, the deputies from «Blok Petro Poroshenko» has submitted to Parliament a bill on criminal liability for illegal entry into the country. It is first and foremost about the Russians.

The draft law criminalizes the entry of «persons having the citizenship (nationality) of the aggressor state, or of another person in the interests of the aggressor state, contrary to the national interests of Ukraine» out of the Ukrainian checkpoints.

«Such an act shall be punishable by deprivation of liberty for a term up to three years», — says the authors of the bill.

For repeated violation proposed to be punished with imprisonment from three to five years.

Now for trespassing on the territory of Ukraine «representatives of aggressor state» legislation provides only administrative responsibility.

Close the border

In addition, in may the leader of the coalition «people’s front» Maxim Bourbaki urged MPs to consider the bill on the introduction of a visa regime with Russia. According to him, Kyiv should «use all reasonable methods to combat the aggressor who has to pay a heavy price».

After that, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that his Department is ready to introduce visa regime.

«With regard to procedures, the Ministry of foreign Affairs all do. To prepare, we have the appropriate experience, so the foreign Ministry in this regard, don’t worry,» said the Minister.

About the «reintegration» of Donbass

In mid-June it became known that Kiev has developed a plan for reintegration of Donbass. The document, in particular, implies the cessation of anti-terrorist operation in the region.

Talking about the details of the plan, the Verkhovna Rada Deputy from the faction «people’s front» Dmitry Tymchuk said that the law on reintegration involves the transition from ATO to «military operations» under the leadership of the President.

«It is proposed to replace the NSS? In fact — military operation, not led by SBU (as it is now, in ATO mode), and operational headquarters», — the Deputy wrote on his page in Facebook, adding that to lead the headquarters will be the President of the country.

«The President is given the right how to solve the issues of the use of forces and means of the APU in operation and to involve other law enforcement agencies, but under the overall guidance of the military,» — said Tymchuk.

Thus, according to him, all military, civil or military authority also «closes» on the operational headquarters.

Tantamount to genocide

At the official level: Ukraine wants to declare Russia as «aggressor country»© Photo : the presidential Administration Ukrainecement: Poroshenko speech showed how connected Ukraine and Resepectively breakaway DNI and LC do not hide their skepticism about the plan of Kiev. So, in early August the head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that the document does not take into account the opinion of the residents of the region.

«The only plan that wanders in the inflamed minds of Ukrainian nationalists — «reintegration of Donbass», which is without clearance, the genocide of the people of Donbass. Indeed, in this regard, «reintegration» is not a word of dialogue or consideration of the interests of those who said in 2014 about their own position does not coincide with the plans of the Maidan», — the politician said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

In turn, the LC believe that the idea of the draft law on the reintegration of Donbass contradict the Minsk agreements.