Yatseniuk: the government will not legalize ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR’


Ukrainian politics

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina

There will be no legalization of ‘People’s Republic of Donetsk’ and ‘People’s Republic of Luhansk’ groups, which the Ukrainian government considers terrorist, says Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk.

“Nobody will allow to legalize the terrorists, the so-called ‘DNR’ and ‘LNR,’ and this is my political position,” said the Prime Minister at a government session, when commending on the recently-approved bill on special status for some districts in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

According to Yatseniuk, the approval of this bill was necessary to establish peace, in order to prevent more Ukrainians from dying.

On September 16 the Verkhovna Rada approved the laws ‘regarding special order of local government in individual districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts’ and ‘regarding the prevention of prosecution and punishment of persons involved in the events on the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.’

The ‘special status’ law for individual districts in Donbas prescribes a special order for local governments in individual districts of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts for a term of three years, as well as for early local elections to be held in these districts on December 7 of the current year.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
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