Walker called Rada adopted the bill on the reintegration of Donbass “hard steps to peace”
The special representative of the US State Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker commented on the adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of the bills on the reintegration of Donbass, calling them “the hard steps to peace,” and urged Russia to complete the “conflict”.
About this he wrote on his Twitter page.
“The extension of special status shows that Ukraine takes the hard steps to peace. I hope from now on, Russia will act, come to the world – it’s time to put an end to the conflict”, – he stressed.
Special status extension shows #Ukraine taking tough steps for peace. Hope #Russia now acts to make peace – time to end conflict.
— Kurt Volker (@SpecRepUkraine) October 6, 2017
Recall that today, October 6, the Verkhovna Rada voted for the bill No. 7164 “On creation of necessary conditions for the peaceful settlement of the situation in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions”. According to this Law temporarily for a period expiring one year from the date of entry into force of the Law of Ukraine ”On creation of necessary conditions for peaceful settlement of the situation in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions” is a special procedure of local self-government in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, which include districts, cities, towns, villages, determined by the decision of BP.
In addition, 233 people’s deputies voted in the first reading for the bill No. 7163 on the reintegration of Donbass. From the previous presidential version was removed the mention of the Minsk agreements. This clarification concerns the fact that throughout the text of the bill to remove all provisions which referred to the Minsk agreements, replacing them with the resolution of the UN security Council adopted in connection with the Russian armed aggression in the Donbas.