Ukrainian Politics

 Bill on Donbas de-occupation ready for being adopted by Rada, - MP Vinnyk

Half of the legal remarks of the relevant parliamentary department to the text of the draft law on the end of the Donbas occupation have already been implemented making the law ready for adoption by the MPs in January.

Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee Secretary Ivan Vinnyk told 112 Ukraine TV channel, Censor.NET reports.

The lawmaker says that the bill is completely ready for adoption in January.

"We could have put an end to this issue as early as this year and not to postpone the issue for January... We have implemented at least half of the technical and legal comments of the Rada's legal department to the text of the bill so it is completely ready for adoption in January," he said.

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According to the MP, the document will be considered on Jan. 16 while the members of five parliamentary factions are ready to endorse it.

So far, the preliminary consultations indicate that we will start considering it in the second reading on Jan. 16. However, we need to understand who in the Verkhovna Rada will vote for it. I am not talking about the votes motivated by a political expediency or support, since I can say, it seems to me, that we have support of at least five parliamentary factions. Although, the lawmakers must actually be present in the session hall," he stated.

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in principle and as a whole the bill #7164 "On creation of necessary conditions for peace settlement of the situation in separate areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions" on Oct. 6 with 229 votes. The adoption of the bill means that the Rada has prolonged for another year the law on special order of self-government in separate areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk region, which had to lose force on Oct. 18, 2017. At the same time, an amendment has been proposed stipulating that the special order comes into effect only after Russian troops are withdrawn from the Donbas.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3041423