The position of the special status of Donbass envisaged in the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, which the country's leader Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Verkhovna Rada.
Initially, the Draft amendments did not include mention of the special status of Donbass in the text of the Constitution. About the fact that this special status will be Assigned to a special legislative act, was said to be in the transitional provisions of the law On amendments. The project was criticized by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics. By their utterances, " and the amendments are trying to shove the head of Ukraine were not the very body of the Constitution, and any transitional provisions ", RIA " Novosti ". Now the Position of "Peculiarities of local government in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions are defined by a separate legislative act" is transferred from the transitional provisions of the law On amendments ? in section XV of the Ukrainian Constitution. The profile Committee recommended the Parliament to adopt the Draft and send to the constitutional court for evaluation. 2 July, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Verkhovna Rada the Project of changes to the Constitution on decentralization of power. Ukrainian officials hope to approve these changes in the fall. As reported by the print edition OPINION, the Project changes do not provide any special status for Donbass. The Foreign Ministry told that shows Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Verkhovna Rada the Project of constitutional reform completely ignores the suggestions of the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass. First Poroshenko said about the participation of certain commissioners of Donbass in the creation of change in the Constitution. He also said that will not give the ability to put pressure on Kiev in the provision of the Donbass special status. In DND and LNR told that the changes in the Constitution of Ukraine, the commissioners of Donbass was not discussed.