The adoption of the bill No. 7163 on the resumption of sovereignty over the Donbas may interfere with processes of liberation of the Ukrainian hostages. This was on the sidelines of the Parliament told journalists the people’s Deputy from Blok Petro Poroshenko Alexey Goncharenko, the correspondent of the edition «GORDON».
«This bill causes a negative reaction of Putin and his clique, so they can use this as a reason to accuse Ukraine of disrupting the Minsk agreements, or other things. Let me remind you that the text of the bill is withdrawn mention of the Minsk agreements. Let’s poduim to cold and will be more careful,» he said.
In the first reading the bill No. 7163 of the restoration of sovereignty over the occupied part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, initiated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the Verkhovna Rada adopted on 6 October. The document settled the legal framework use of the Armed forces of Ukraine in the East of the country, while Russia recognized the aggressor.
The Verkhovna Rada Committee on national security and defence considered 238 edits to the document at its meeting on 15 November. A parliamentary Committee has decided to include in the bill a reference to Russia annexed the Crimea and Supplement the preamble by reference to the date of occupation. Specifically the date is not specified, but the document has a reference to the law in which this date is called the February 20, 2014. The Committee rejected the changes, return to the bill mention of the progress of the Minsk agreements, as well as changes involving the rupture of diplomatic relations with Russia.
The speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy said on 4 December that the Parliament will consider the bill in the second reading at the next plenary week, 19-22 Dec.
On 16 November, the leaders of «LNR» and «DNR» after a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to prepare an exchange of prisoners with Ukraine.
The negotiator Viktor Medvedchuk said that the exchange of detained militants on Ukrainian hostages from the “LNR” and «DNR» will be held in two stages.
November 29 «Public TV» said that the exchange of detainees by the formula «306 74» can take place on 18 December.
According to first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Irina Gerashchenko on December 8, in the occupied territories hold 168 Ukrainians.
The people’s Deputy Goncharenko said that the bill on the reintegration of Donbass may impede the liberation of the Ukrainian hostages 19.12.2017