PACE supports manipulative recommendation to Ukraine to change law on Donbas - Ariev
PACE delegates have supported the manipulative recommendation to Ukraine regarding the expediency of making amendments to the law on ensuring state sovereignty in Donbas due to the mention of the Minsk agreements, the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the PACE, Volodymyr Ariev (the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko faction), has said.
"We understand that the West is a little bit obsessed with the Minsk agreements, and any mention, even manipulative one, made [by Opposition Bloc faction deputy and deputy member of the delegation to the PACE Vadim] Novinsky through his amendments, was approved by the majority. People tried to hint that this law, which was adopted, is the result of a compromise, and that such things [the respective changes to the law on Donbas] will not work," he told Interfax-Ukraine on Monday, January 29.
According to Ariev, Novinsky, who proposed an amendment to the PACE resolution, can submit a relevant bill, and the Verkhovna Rada will decide whether to support it.
"This is a question to the parliament. We have a recommendation, and everything in this case will be decided by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine," he said.
At the same time, Ariev believes that there is no need to make changes to this law.
As reported, on January 23, the PACE passed a resolution calling on Ukraine to revise the bill on ensuring state sovereignty in Donbas, so that it would be based on the Minsk agreements.
"The Assembly urges the Ukrainian authorities to revise the Law 'On the peculiarities of the State policy to ensure the State sovereignty of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk regions,' to be based on the Minsk agreements and to fully guarantee the social protection and the basic humanitarian needs of the civilian population in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions," reads the resolution.