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The Ukrainian government will work alongside “the whole community of Ukraine” as it writes the new law on the special status of the Donbas, said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a video message published by Radio LIberty.
“There will be a new law. Will we draft it ourselves and pass it quickly? No. We will write it together, in cooperation and public discussion with the whole community of Ukraine, without crossing a single red line. So, there is no capitulation, no surrendering of …
The ringleaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) have demanded that certain conditions be met before local elections can be held. In particular, they want to be involved in the formulation of the new law on the special status of the Donbas that was announced by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday.
“Otherwise we will consider them a direct and gross violation of the Minsk Agreements, and they will be legally null and void to us. We want …
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced during a press conference that Ukraine has approved the Steinmeier Formula, which was the “final obstacle” to a new Normandy Format summit.
He said that the Steinmeier Formula consists of several provisions. Approving these terms assumes that a special manner of local self-governance will be implemented in several Donbas regions and that elections will be held there. The details of the implementation of this plan will be formulated during the …
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Kommersant in an interview that the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) are members of the Trilateral Contact Group and should sign the Steinmeier Formula.
“We are extremely upset and concerned about what happened in the Contact Group. At the meeting of foreign policy advisors in Paris on September 11, there was a rather substantive discussion about how exactly the Contact Group should approve this formula. In the end, without …
Ukraine has agreed to the Steinmeier Formula, which envisages a special status for the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces after democratic elections have been held there, said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko at a joint session of the Verkhovna Rada’s foreign policy and Euro-integration committees.
He said that the Steinmeier Formula was agreed on at a meeting between the Normandy Format advisors on September 2.
“The Normandy Format advisors agreed to a specific text, which stipulates …
The chairman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, said that republic considers integration with Russia as its primary goal.
"We have only one task - maximum integration of DPR into the Russian Federation. The perfect scenario would be to become a part of Russia as a federal district. And the people from the Donbas show so much patience about this," said Pushilin.
According to him, residents of the Donbas "are optimistic" about the signing of the decree on …
In an interview with the Parliamentary newspaper, the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Denis Pushilin, stated that more than five thousand residents of the Donetsk region which is not controlled by Ukraine received Russian passports.
He claims that the "migration service" received about 80,000 applications. Among those are applications for Russian and DPR passports and applications for consultations.
According to him, 33 migration offices are accepting the documents.
Media channels in Donetsk and Luhansk that are controlled by the Russian militants issued statements about their readiness to observe an indefinite truce in the Donbas from July 21, reports Radio Liberty.
The authorities of Donetsk People's Republic stated that "measures of disciplinary responsibility for violation of a ceasefire and its conditions are explained in due course to all divisions and each serviceman "
"We express readiness to fulfill the conditions of the truce, and we are ready …
The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has classified the criminal case against former Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) anti-air defense commander Vladimir Tsemakh, the SBU said in response to an inquiry from the Ukrainski Novyny News Agency.
Previously it was reported from the Unified Registry of Court Rulings that the Shevchenkivskiy District Court of Kyiv had chosen on June 28, 2019 to hold Tsemakh in pretrial detention.
In its response to the inquiry, the SBU did not mention the reason for …
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the residents of the areas that are not under Ukraine's control should be allowed to speak the language they want, reports Interfax-Ukraine.
According to the President, there is no language problem in the country.
"This is the idea of Andrei Bogdan (the Head of the Office of Ukrainian President), but people also discuss that. One day we will stop the war, and I think that we need to allow people in Donetsk to speak the language they want. I don' …