The law on special self-government order in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions have to be extended. Such opinion on air of TV channel “112 Ukraine” was expressed by the political expert Viktor Proshkin.
“Of course the law (about the peculiarities of self-government for individual territories – ed) need to be renewed, because he is one of the elements of the Minsk agreements, and this is the starting point from which we can find in the common position with its European and American partners,” he said.
Proshkin said that renewal of the law would weaken the position of Ukraine on the Minsk talks.
“If we refuse this law, we say that we have another law on de-occupation, it will weaken our negotiating position. The Russian side will say that we do not fulfill the Minsk agreements, so it removes all obligations under these agreements. This can lead to yet another escalation of the conflict,” he added.
Note, the Law on special self-government order in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions was passed in the fall of 2014, as part of execution of the Minsk agreements, the validity of this document expires three years later. In October 2017, Parliament extended it for a year.