Ukraine’s president signs bill on Russia-backed regions

It envisages the use of military force
Ukraine’s president signs bill on Russia-backed regions
22 February 10:14 2018 Print This Article

 

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill aimed at reintegrating the territory in the country’s east controlled by Russia-backed separatists. The bill passed last month designates the areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as “temporarily occupied” by “aggressor country” Russia. It envisages the use of military force to get them back under Ukraine’s control.

The bill signed Tuesday contains no reference to the Minsk deal brokered by France and Germany that obliged Ukraine to pass legislation offering broad autonomy to the separatist regions and amnesty to rebels

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