In autumn of 2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law on the special status of the Donbass, with the amendment that it will operate for three years. It should be noted that the text of the bill was not agreed with the representatives of the Donbass Republics, nor did it comply with the requirements of the Minsk agreements. As we all know, this law even formally did not come into force and was completely frozen by Kiev.
At the last meeting of the Contact Group in Minsk, Ukrainian representatives promised to comment on Ukraine’s official position on the operation of the law on the special status of the Donbass, but, as expected, this never happened.
This law in the format in which it exists has no future and can’t have any. The law, together with representatives of the DPR and the LPR, must be amended to meet the requirements of the Minsk agreements. In connection with the stagnation in the negotiation process on the political paragraphs of the package of Measures, observed after the change of power in the White House, I suppose that the so-called Kiev government will not pass a law on a special status until the change of power in Ukraine or won’t accept it at all.
Vladislav Berdichevsky, the DPR People’s Council deputy