Yatsenyuk said the law on the reintegration of Donbass

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The leader of the party «people’s front», former Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes that the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the law on the reintegration of Donbass, in which RF is called «an aggressor» will open the way for the adoption of decisions by the UN security Council on the introduction of peacekeepers to the region.

Rada adopted the law on the reintegration of Donbass in the second and final reading. Document uncontrolled Kiev territory are considered «occupied» and called Russia «an aggressor country». The document also allows to legitimize the use of the army in the East without a Declaration of war. From the original version, the deputies excluded the paragraph on the priority of the Minsk agreements to resolve the conflict.

«The law on de-occupation will give the chance to the UN security Council to take a decision on the introduction of peacekeepers, enabling the Ukrainian government to restore its territorial integrity, the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian territory and the restoration of the Russian-Ukrainian border, where Ukrainian troops and border guards will control our territory,» — said Yatsenyuk to journalists after the adoption by Parliament of the law.

He believes that Parliament’s decision will allow the UN security Council to take a decision on the introduction of peacekeepers «on the conditions that are favorable for Ukraine.» «There should not be Russian peacekeepers. There should not be peacekeepers, affiliated with the Russian troops. Should be a very clear mandate, which provides that peacekeepers provide the order on the Ukrainian territory», — said Yatsenyuk and called on members of the UN security Council «to put pressure on Russia» to achieve such a resolution.

Kiev insists on the introduction of peacekeepers to the UN. Earlier the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that he supports the idea of sending UN peacekeepers to Ukraine, but we can only talk about the function of ensuring the safety of OSCE staff. Kiev believes that the UN mission should have a broader mandate and be placed on the entire territory of Donbas up to the border with Russia. Kiev rejects the possibility of direct talks with the militia.

In the Rada adopted the law, according to the results of consideration in the first reading, the deleted paragraph about the priority of the implementation of the Minsk agreements to resolve the conflict. Instead, it is proposed to rely on the UN security Council resolution on Donbass. The law gives the President the right to use the armed forces in the region in peacetime, to implement measures to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This will allow to legalize the use of the army in the East without a Declaration of war. Armed forces of Ukraine and are now taking part in a military operation in the Donbass, however, the authorities want to regulate their use by law, as Kiev calls the military operation «anti-terrorism».Yatsenyuk said the law on the reintegration of DonbassThe implementation of the Minsk agreements

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