A key theme of negotiations of the subgroup on political issues Tuesday in Minsk was the restoration of the law of Ukraine " about the special status of Donbass ", said a source close to the negotiations.
The law on the special status of certain regions of Donbass, adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament on 16 September 2014, suggests that the Cabinet of Ministers and other Central Authorities are able to conclude with the relevant local authorities of the Treaty on economic, social and cultural development of individual regions. Also, according to the document, the state must guarantee the right to use Russian or any other language in public and private life, the study and support of the Russian and any other language, their free development and equality. However, on March 17, 2015 the Verkhovna Rada escorted adopted in September, the Law amended, postponing its entry into force before the Donbas local elections under Ukrainian law. In DND and LNR called it the failures of the February the Minsk agreements and demanded the cancellation of changes.
"The meeting of the political subgroups over. The main topic of discussion was the Question of the renewal of the law on the special status of Donbass, without which movement to make well-informed decisions possible, " said the interviewer Luhansk Agency.
the report notes that during the meeting the Ukrainian side, which was represented by Roman Bezsmertny, all the while trying to avoid the Question of the special status of Donbass.
"But without his decision to move on the extremely problematic ", - noted the source Agency.
The last meeting of the subgroup members on political issues took place in Minsk on 21 July at the same time with the meetings of the contact group and other subgroups. Then according to the results of the negotiations Authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics have criticized the dialogue in the subgroup, characterizing it as stagnation.
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.