As Kiev amendments to the Constitution allow us to speak about the fact that the Ukrainian authorities have complied with their commitments under the Minsk agreements, said on Thursday the U.S. assistant Secretary of state Victoria Nuland.
"That will respond to any requests in relation to compliance by Ukraine the Minsk agreements, whether these requests are from Donetsk and Lugansk, or from the capital of Russia, and now, Kiev.- ed) you can say: "Our duty is made in respect of you (Donbas - ed.), the question remains," said Nuland in Kiev in response to the request to comment on the amendments to the Constitution.
As notified, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with Nuland on Thursday expressed hope that North America will continue to help de-escalate the situation in the Donbass, and also address such questions As the complete cessation of fire from the rebels, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, ensuring international monitoring, the release of the hostages, the free access of international humanitarian assistance in the injured regions.
Poroshenko has made changes to the Basic Law for consideration in the Parliament. The proposed amendments provide that the Special status of Donbass will be determined by a separate legislative act. The law on local government in areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions was first adopted by the Verkhovna Rada, however, for its entry into force it is necessary the implementation of a number of conditions. For example, prescribes that certain areas of Donbass beyond the control of Kiev, will be endowed with a special status only after the local elections according to the laws of Ukraine and under the supervision of international observers. The law also reported to to allow elections need a withdrawal of all illegal armed groups and military equipment from the territory of the country. A special procedure is introduced for a time, for a period of 3 years from the date of entry into force of this law.
The Parliament of Ukraine at a meeting on Thursday sent a presidential draft changes to the Constitution to decentralize power to the examination to the constitutional court (CC) of the country.
Submitted by President Poroshenko changes to the draft amendments to the Constitution are irrelevant to the Minsk peace process and does not remove the conflict between Kiev and the Donbas in the issue of constitutional reform, said before Thursday Last news authorized representative of the self-proclaimed Luhansk national Republic in the negotiations of the contact group Vladislav Danego.