The meeting of the Council on energy blockade, 16 Feb 2017
The press service of the President of Ukraine

The Council of national security and defense of Ukraine will consider today a draft law on the reintegration of Donbass. This was announced by first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko during a speech at the round table on the issue of reintegration of Donbass, the broadcast led the TV channel “112 Ukraine”.

A meeting of the Council, she said, will be held in the coming hours.

“Today we should discuss on how to reclaim these areas. As you know, experts of the national security Council, with the involvement of people’s deputies of Ukraine developed a draft law on the reintegration of Donbass. In the next few hours it will be discussed at the Council of national security and defense and the decision will be made in this embodiment serves the text to the Parliament, after the discussion, there will be changes . I hope that we will have a discussion on the text of this bill and in the framework of the Minsk platform,” – said Gerashchenko.

According to Gerashchenko, according to the research, in the occupied territories, there are serious problems with access to information about Ukraine and the events that occur on the territory it controls. “This issue complicates the task facing the Ukrainian authorities, fighting for the minds of those citizens who remain in the occupied territories,” she said.

“We will return the territory of the political-diplomatic way, but by strengthening the Ukrainian army. That is why our military budget is significantly increased and we are the only country in Europe that has 5% of GDP to provide for the reform of the Ukrainian army. We have a crazy neighbor, we need to protect ourselves from it”, – she summed up.

As reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the development on its behalf of the bill on the reintegration of the occupied Donbass. According to him, this document is based on the Minsk agreements.

The details of the plan of reintegration of Donbass with reference to own sources in Parliament said the Russian media. According to “Kommersant”, the reintegration of Donbass, which develop in the administration of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, provides for the termination of the antiterrorist operation in the region and the introduction instead of martial law.


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