Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oksana Syroid presented a draft law on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine, where Russia is recognized by the occupier.
As the press service of the Verkhovna Rada, the draft law was submitted on Wednesday, February 8 at the meeting of the parliamentary Committee on state construction, regional policy and local self-government.
According to Syroid, the bill will clearly regulate the status and legal regime of the temporarily occupied territory, minimizes the risks of corruption and smuggling in the areas of the demarcation line the temporarily occupied territory, «will help free Ukraine from Russian occupation and protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens of Ukraine residing on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine».
It is also noted that the bill contains provisions that aim to secure the restoration of law and order in the territory liberated from the temporary occupation, and ensure the removal from control by local authorities of persons who actively contributed to the temporary occupation of the territory of Ukraine.
«The provisions of the bill, if adopted, will contribute to ensuring peace, stability, security and democratic development of the state,» said Syroid.
She stressed that the adoption of this bill «must be approached with calm, realistic and pragmatic, aware of the challenges and dangers that are because of the Russian aggression».
According to Syroid, the bill specifies that Russia is an occupant, is also defined occupied territory and the date of commencement of occupation, the system of restrictions on the movement of goods and people in connection with the occupation, comprehensively regulates the work of local authorities, the features of legal regime of martial law in the liberated from the temporary occupation of the territory and determined the priority tasks of the military administrations to ensure the life of this territory.
«If Ukraine itself will not fight, to prove that shed in Ukraine, blood is on the hands of Russia, other interested parties, I do not see», — said Syroid.
The Committee decided to establish a working group for the revision of this document.
We will remind, in October 2016, Syroid said that Ukraine should stop economic relations with the occupied part of the Donbass: «We say that you can not fulfill the political part of Minsk agreements. We need to recognize the occupation and to stop trade with the occupied territories. This will help us and will help our partners find the right solution.»
Syroid presented a draft law on the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine 09.02.2017