Duma ready to make a statement in connection with the law on the reintegration of Donbass

MOSCOW, January 25. /TASS./ The state Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian integration and relations with compatriots has prepared a draft statement in connection with the approval of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the law on the reintegration of Donbass. About this TASS said the head of the Committee Leonid Kalashnikov, noting that in the statement the MPs are going to prevent the disastrous effect of the law on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and the peace process in the South-East of Ukraine.

“The draft statement ready, but until we do make, as there are issues due to the fact that the law itself is not signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and can still be blocked in connection with initiatives of the opposition bloc. If the law will finally come into force, we this statement will take,” – said Kalashnikov.

According to him, the deputies intend to declare the law on the reintegration of Donbass, “in fact, throws the “Minsk-2″ add to cart”. “This law will negate the entire peace process and the efforts of the Norman Quartet” – said Kalashnikov.

In the draft statement, which passes the matching procedure, the deputies intend to call on the Ukrainian authorities “to think about their responsibility and abandon new plans the massacre of its own citizens”. In addition, said the head of the Committee, the state Duma intends to appeal to the world community through the United Nations and inter-parliamentary organizations, including the European Parliament, PACE, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to condemn “the repressive act of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine”.

The Verkhovna Rada 280 votes January 18, adopted on second reading and in whole draft law “On peculiarities of state policy on ensuring state sovereignty of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions”. The bill calls Russia an aggressor state, uncontrolled Kiev areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions temporarily occupied territories, the President is granted the right to use the armed forces in the country without the consent of Parliament, including the liberation of territories in the East. This is the joint operations staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine for control over all security forces and civil-military administrations in the conflict zone. In addition, the text of the document after amendments removed all mention of the Minsk agreements.