#Commentary of Denis Pushilin on prolongation of Donbass special status law
Extensions of the law on a special status were sought by both the Republic and Russia. And today’s decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, despite all the opposition of the radicals and the unwillingness of the official Kiev to have a special status for the Donbass, speaks about the decisive role of the Russian Federation in the fate of our region, in the fate of Ukraine.
Yes, as before, the law remains flawed in terms of compliance with the Package of Measures, but Ukraine was forced to extend the law on the special status, because Russia, Germany, and the United States insisted on it. The fate of Ukraine is again decided for it.
Denis Pushilin, Chairman of the DPR People’s Council, Permanent Representative of the DPR to the negotiations of the Contact Group in Minsk