The extension of the law on the status of Donbass is not related to the «Minsk-2», said Lukashevich

© Photo courtesy of the permanent mission of Russia at Altaposten of Russia to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich. Archive photoThe extension of the law on the status of Donbass is not related to the «Minsk-2», said Lukashevich© photo courtesy of the permanent mission of Russia to the OSCE

The decision of the Parliament to extend the law on the special status of Donbass has nothing to do with the Minsk agreement, said on Thursday Russia’s permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich.

The Ukrainian Parliament last week extended until the end of 2019 the law on the special status of Donbass. Later, he was signed by the President Petro Poroshenko.

«The Verkhovna Rada’s decision to extend for one year the validity of the provisional law «on the special status», which served as a step towards implementation of «Complex measures», in fact, has nothing to do with it. In paragraph 11 of the agreed in Minsk and approved by resolution 2202 of the UN security Council document contains a direct reference to the necessity of adopting a permanent and not a temporary law on the special status of the region. It should be enshrined in the Constitution and the law «on status» should be agreed with the representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk,» — said Lukashevich at a meeting of the OSCE permanent Council.

The extension of the law on the status of Donbass is not related to the «Minsk-2», said LukashevichThe Minsk agreement

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