Head of international Affairs of the state Duma, Alexei Pushkov believes that Berlin and Paris as guarantors of the Minsk agreement are obliged to exert pressure on Kiev, as it tries to tear them off. About this he printed in his own microblog on Twitter.
On Tuesday, the Ukrainian Parliament has postponed the introduction of special government order in the Donbas to the holding of elections in accordance with Ukrainian legislation and approved the list of areas that will be covered by the law on the special status. Rada voted for the resolution on the recognition of individual territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions occupied at the time. On Wednesday, the bills signed the VR speaker Volodymyr Groysman. The law on the status of Donbass was signed by the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday. DND and the LC told that, by adopting these laws, the Board has given the inability of Kiev and there are no compromises with him until the cancellation of these decisions is impossible.
The Ukrainian authorities have taken in April of last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup of the region's residents. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand people. The next meeting of the contact group on 12 February ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbass from February fifteen, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone, as well as the exchange of prisoners. According to the document, Kiev must end the economic blockade of Donbass, to carry out constitutional reform, involving decentralization, and to coordinate with the DNR and LC the Law on the special status of the region. It is planned to conduct in the Donbass local elections after consultations between Kiev and the breakaway republics.