Verkhovna Rada Extends Law on Special Status of Donbas for Year

The law on a special order of local self-governance in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions came into force on Oct. 18, 2014, for a period of three years, and was extended for a year

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has extended the law on a special order of local self-governance in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions until the end of 2020.

A total of 320 MPs voted in favor of the relevant draft law at a parliament meeting today (Dec. 12), with the minimum required 226, official website of Verkhovna Rada stated.

A bill proposing that the Verkhovna Rada extend the effect of the law on a special order of local self-governance in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions until Dec. 31, 2020 was registered on Dec. 10.

The law on a special order of local self-governance in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions came into force on Oct. 18, 2014, for a period of three years. It expires on Dec. 31, 2019.

On Dec. 9, Paris hosted a meeting of the leaders of the Normandy Four countries — Presidents Volodymyr Zelensky, Vladimir Putin, Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Zelensky told Ukrainian journalists after the meeting that he considered it optimal to extend the law on the peculiarities of local self-governance in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions for one year and then to incorporate the so-called ‘Steinmeier formula’ into the document.

Source UATV
date 12.12.2019
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