Rada committee does not uphold amendment to Donbas bill stipulating for severance of diplomatic relations with Russia
Verkhovna Rada's national security and defense committee has not yet upheld the amendment proposed for the second reading of a bill on ensuring Ukraine's sovereignty in Donbas, which would have obliged the Cabinet of Ministers to break off diplomatic relations with Russia.
The committee held a meeting on Wednesday to approve a number of amendments to the bill on securing Ukraine's sovereignty over the temporary occupied territories of Donbas, an Interfax-Ukraine correspondent reported.
The amendments, numbers of which were named by the committee secretary Ivan Vinnyk aired, were all approved either in full or partly or corrected. The number of Amendment 595 was the only number that was not called and that was the amendment that suggested obliging the Cabinet to severe diplomatic relations with Russia.
However, no voting in the committee to reject the amendment has so far been held.
The Verkhovna Rada regulation states that even where an amendment is rejected by the committee, the amendment's sponsors still may insist on it being put to a vote in the hall of sessions.