The foreign Ministry of the DPR: Kiev’s adoption of the Amnesty law will free the prisoners

© Photo : the foreign Minister acting Minister of foreign Affairs of the Donetsk people’s Republic Natalia Nikonorova. Archive photoThe foreign Ministry of the DPR: Kiev’s adoption of the Amnesty law will free the prisoners© Photo : Ministry of foreign Affairs DND

The adoption of Kiev of the Amnesty laws and the special status of Donbas will allow the release of all prisoners, told RIA Novosti on Tuesday, acting head of the foreign Ministry DND, the representative of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic in the political subgroup in Ukraine Natalia Nikonorova.

«The issue of Amnesty and avoid prosecution of persons involved in the events in the Donbass, is a question which, if solved, will remove all further discussion on this topic. This is a question that is at the intersection of the political track and the humanitarian,» said Nikonorova.

According to her, the adoption of Kiev of the Amnesty laws and the special status of Donbass will not only completely solve the issue of release of prisoners and prevent further harassment of individuals involved in the conflict in the Donbass, but also bring a political settlement. «That is to take place in this case, the final exchange and will not be reason to detain and hold our citizens… the Law on the special status of the third article contains a provision on Amnesty and avoid prosecution. Entering into force, this law solves all the other issues,» said Nikonorova, noting that the adoption of these laws may with the approval of the DNI and LC.

The law, which proposes to extend the year the special status of Donbass entered into force on 10 October. The document was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as amended, the President of the editorial Board. The act specifies that the special status for the region will come into force after the fulfillment of certain conditions, in particular the withdrawal of «illegal armed groups» from these territories.

According to paragraph 5, measures of implementatsii the Minsk agreement, accepted the contact group on 12 February 2015, the Ukrainian authorities should «provide pardons and amnesties by the enactment of a law prohibiting the prosecution and punishment of persons in connection with events that took place in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine». Kiev refuses to comply with this requirement, stating that the Amnesty for militias is only possible after the elections in the region and only for those who have not committed serious crimes. In autumn 2017 Ukraine entered into force the law on Amnesty of participants of military operations of the Ukrainian security forces. In DND called the legislation «a slap in the face to residents of Donbass».

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