The first working week after the Christmas holidays, the Ukrainian deputies started actively: the first question on the first day of the session decided to consider the long-suffering law on the reintegration of Donbass. However the bill, which the MPs consider in the second reading, cannot be considered the same document, the adoption of which achieve from Kiev European curators in the framework of the Minsk agreements. Since the reintegration does not go at all. In the Parliament the draft law called “on de-occupation”.
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The full name of the document: “On peculiarities of state policy on ensuring state sovereignty of Ukraine on the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions”. The idea of these “government policy” you could get another 6 of October, when the law was passed in the first reading. Already then it became clear that to reintegrate the LC and the DNI no one is going. The objective of the document the other possible to aggravate relations with Russia and the republics, and the decision of the question of “integration” – to trust the military. That is, of the Republic of Donbass Ukrainian authorities intend to return the peaceful and military means. For this document were made to items that will put the operation in the conflict zone of discharge antiterroristicheskoy in a full-fledged military action: “the forces of ATO” will now report to the Ministry of defence. The military is given the right to substitute on the territory of Donbass the local authority on military administration. The radicals wanted to include mention of Russia as an aggressor country. But the administration, which is a clear conflict with Europe is not necessary, persuading MPs to softer language – “the occupant country”. A Republic in the document were recognized as temporarily occupied territories. But the “patriots” managed an unheard – of law generally excluded mention of the Minsk agreements. Left in the preamble a reference to some kind of agreement.
For the second reading the deputies got ready, made nearly 700 amendments, which began to methodically consider Tuesday morning. The Secretary of the Committee on national security and defence Ivan Vinnik said that comments to the document were made by all 6 factions of the Parliament, law enforcement agencies, international partners and even scientists. “They submitted their edits, due to which the bill became more sophisticated, more serious, more powerful and more dangerous for the Russian Federation, and thus even more necessary to Ukraine”, — he said. Under walls of the Verkhovna Rada at this time brawled nationalists. In fact, under the walls of Parliament they came to support the “right bill”. But this “support action” for some reason, was accompanied by burning tires and throwing stones at police. Those back was sprayed with tear gas. In General, without victims has not managed. According to eyewitnesses, from Rada took about a dozen victims.
In the Parliament at that time tried to consider the bill on second reading. It was not easy because the fifty amendments generally touched Crimea and had no relationship to the accepted document. But some members wanted to draw attention to the fact that Crimea is de — too “occupied land”. However, many provisions of the bill could not apply in relation a priori. That and trying to convince the slow-witted speaker Parubiy. Some “irreconcilable” deputies tried to erase from the document the last hint of the Minsk agreement, which covertly left in the beginning of the document. But even this indirect indication unnerved patriots.
Once again tried to recognize Russia as the aggressor and the Republic of DND and LNR — terrorist organization. But both amendments passed. The author of the initiative the Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Oksana Korchynska remained unhappy with this decision. “I don’t understand why the Committee did not support this amendment if we are three years conducting anti-terrorist operation” — quoted the Ukrainian media.
But under the hot hand “hacked amendment” and on humanitarian assistance to the republics. Offered to make all of Donetsk and Lugansk pensioners are required to obtain their pennies only on the territory controlled by Ukraine. But a competent deputies reminded that social payments for the citizens of the “occupied territories” to the budget were made. They had no money. So here is “reintegration”. During the morning session, the MPs managed to consider only half of the amendments. So the process is clearly delayed.
Recall. The law on the reintegration of Donbass were to be considered in the middle of last year, insisted European and American diplomats. However, the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko admitted that the government intends to delay the adoption of the bill in order not to complicate the process of exchange of prisoners between the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk republics and Kiev.
Among other reasons for the postponement of the bill, the officials called a lack of consensus on this issue within Parliament. “The deputies have actually become hostages of their own position, because the law must be taken as soon as possible, but now they can’t agree about those annoying issues about the recognition of Russia an aggressor and the mention of the Minsk agreements”, — said the Deputy from the party “Block of Petro Poroshenko” Valery Karpuntsov.
Six months later, and consensus on this issue and has not appeared.
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