Without the law on Amnesty of participants of the conflict in the Donbas is impossible not only the release of prisoners and convicts, but also the holding of elections, said on the Last working day of the week, the Plenipotentiary representative of the DND on Minsk talks Denis Putilin.
The Minsk agreement, which is the internationally accepted basis for a peaceful resolution of the conflict situation in Ukraine, provide for the adoption of the law on Amnesty of persons relevant to the events that took place in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".
"Everything is slowed down and rests on the Amnesty law. In our days is not signed by Groisman (speaker of the Verkhovna Rada), and not given Poroshenko (President of Ukraine). Without it we will not get the release of our political prisoners and to hold the elections Without the Amnesty law is not possible. This is a necessary requirement, " said Pushilin.
in November of last year at that time the speaker of the Parliament of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov refused to sign adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of the law on Amnesty of participants of the events in the Donbass, which was provided for the September Minsk agreements.
Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Andrey Kelin believes "unrealistic" to expect normal elections in the Donbass Without approval by Parliament of the law on Amnesty of participants of events in the South-East of the country.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone requires the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".