Poroshenko thanks the West for help with ‘de-occupation’ of Donbass


December 14, 2017 – FRN – 

Politnavigator – translated by Inessa Sinchougova 

Next week, Verkhovna Rada deputies must pass a law on “de-occupation” of Donbass. This was stated by the secretary of the parliamentary committee for national security and defense Ivan Vinnik.

The bill includes around 700 revisions, which usually take a day and a half to consider, but Vinnik is sure that the Rada will adopt it in 3-5 hours.

“Next week, I hope, we will finally make a decision on the president’s bill on de-occupation. It introduces a lot of necessary and interesting ideas that need to be realized. Starting from legal definitions, and up to specific actions that Ukraine must commit to, to ensure sovereignty in the temporarily purchased territories in the Crimea and in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions,” Vinnik said.

He also added that the current government expects to resolve the issue of both the Donbass and the Crimea, and by engaging in the “military way” with the support of the West.

“The issue of the liberation of territories is a matter of the military-diplomatic path that is implemented jointly with, first of all, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, both directly and with regard to Ukrainian diplomacy. The transition from a frozen conflict to the liberation of territories is a military and diplomatic issue. Everything is in our hands and, I hope, our Western partners will support us. “

Earlier, President Poroshenko thanked the US for the authorisation of the delivery of lethal weapon to the Ukraine. Are we in for an escalation of the conflict in 2018?

Inessa Sinchougova is an Editor and Journalist at Fort Russ News, as well as a research fellow and translator of the Belgrade based think-tank, the Center for Syncretic Studies. She was educated at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), in the field of Political Science and was previously employed in Marketing and Communications Strategy for a Multi-National Corporation. She runs a popular YouTube channel for translations of key Russian Foreign Policy figures and appears regularly on other alternative media channels. If you like her work, you can support her Patreon here.

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