Poroshenko calls for creation of interagency body to file lawsuit against Russia for damage in Donbas
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko initiates the creation of an interagency coordinating body to file a lawsuit against Russia for the damage done to Donbas by Russia.
"I have turned to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine with the request to take measures for the speedy creation of a respective interagency coordinating body," Poroshenko wrote on his Facebook page on Wednesday, August 1.
According to the head of state, this body is stipulated by the law on reintegration of Donbas, which was adopted in January this year, which "clearly confirms Ukraine's devotion to a peaceful settlement and reflects my ideology of peaceful reintegration of the occupied region."
"I expect from the government a detailed plan for the comprehensive development of the territories adjacent to occupied areas," the president wrote.
Poroshenko noted that Russian's ongoing armed aggression "brings new immeasurable human suffering to Ukrainian land every day, destroys infrastructure, and destroys the enterprises and economic potential of Donbas and Crimea."
"Therefore, we should not hesitate even for a minute with the formation of Ukraine's consolidated claim to Russia to compensate for the damage inflicted," he said.
The head of state also noted that the reintegration strategy had been supported by the EU leaders at the Ukraine-EU summit, who expressed their readiness to oversee the restoration of the populated localities of Donbas.
"Our fellow citizens, especially on the liberated Ukrainian lands, should feel the obvious difference between the new opportunities of Ukraine, which cares about its citizens, and the lost hopes of Russia," Poroshenko said.