The law on the ‘reintegration’ of the Donbass adopted today, on January 18, further repels the region from Ukraine. This opinion was expressed to the Donetsk News Agency by the Permanent Authorized Representative of the DPR at the talks of the Contact Group in Minsk, the Chairman of the People’s Council of the DPR, Denis Pushilin.
“This law pushes the Donbass away from Ukraine even further, it is not reintegration, it is anti-reintegration,” Denis Pushilin said.
The Speaker of the Parliament added that the adoption of the law is another demonstration of Kiev’s systematic destructive policy in relation not only to residents of the Donbass, but also the very Ukrainians. And the definition in the law of the Russian Federation as an “aggressor country”, according to Denis Pushilin, translates events in the Donbass in a completely different plane and can have far-reaching consequences.
“Last year Ukraine increased trade with Russia, and any sane person cannot combine this fact with the announcement of the Russian Federation “the occupier of the Donbass”. Ukraine transfers its inadequacy from the media plane, where everyone is accustomed to fakes, to the legal field,” the plenipotentiary representative concluded.
Earlier today, the Head of the DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, said that the law on the ‘reintegration’ of the Donbass will allow Ukraine to intensify the military confrontation with the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.
We add that today the Verkhovna Rada adopted in final reading the law “On the peculiarities of the state policy on ensuring the state sovereignty of Ukraine over temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions” – the so-called law on ‘reintegration’ of the Donbass. 280 deputies voted for its adoption. According to the document, the territories of the Donbass are recognized as “occupied”, and Russia is “an aggressor country”. At the same time, ‘reintegration’ of the region by law is reduced to tough actions. The bill was submitted to the parliament by the President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko on October 4, 2017.