Bill on Reintegration of Donbass has been blocked from enactment by the Opposition

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February 6 , 2018 – FRN – 

DPR News – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The Parliament of Ukraine will consider a resolution that seeks to repeal the law on the reintegration of Donbass. This was reported by Verkhovna Rada Speaker Andrei Parubiy. 

On January 18, the Rada passed a law on the reintegration of the Donbass, which is yet to be signed by the president of Ukraine. Deputies of the “Opposition Bloc” registered a resolution to repeal this law. According to the procedure, the Speaker of the Parliament can not transfer the law to the President for signing, until the Rada considers the appeal.

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The bill is highly controversial as it grants the President of Ukraine the use of the military, without having to consult parliament nor having to declare a state of war. It refers to Russia as the “aggressor country” .

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