New initiatives of Poroshenko on reintegration will aggravate situation in the region, – “Restoring Donbas”
23:27 / 04 Oct. 2017 / 1217
The new draftlaw, which was presented by President Poroshenko and published on October 3, on reintegration of Donbas. It will not stop the war in the East and will legitimize discrimination of residents of this region. It was stated by Oleksandr Klymenko, the politician and founder of the “Restoring Donbas” community initiative.
According to the politician, the whole essence of the published document – is a description of Russia’s aggression in different formulations. Moreover, the above-mentioned document includes additional restrictions on the rights of Donbas residents”. At the same time, the politician believes that adoption of this draftlaw will probably lead to continuation of hostilities.
“According to the text of the draft, the war will be considered as “protection of the state sovereignty of Ukraine state sovereignty of Ukraine”. Thus, the power will be allowed to use force (weapon of its own army) against its own citizens. Consequently, the leadership of the government decided to finally legitimize and provide themselves with a carte blanche for killing civilians”, – the founder of the “Restoring Donbas” explained.
In addition, the document fixes that all social payments for Donbas, namely, pensions, children’s payments, other benefits – will be completely transferred to Russia. The checkpoints will remain. Donbas residents will not be provided with the right to vote in elections.
“This is the government’s way how to officially isolate our citizens and legally reinforce it“, – Klymenko made a conclusion.
The founder of the “Restoring Donbas” believes that the Poroshenko’s initiative puts an end to bullet points, which can resolve the situation in the East. It comes about implementation of the Minsk agreements and observance of the Constitution, plans for troop withdrawal, demilitarization and holding elections in the region.
“The authorities confirmed its firm position that it would not like to end the war and bring Donbas back”, –Klymenko summed up.
Let us recall, the “Restoring Donbas” – is a community initiative, which was founded by Oleksandr Klymenko. Members of the initiative work together in order to find ways out of the crisis caused by the military conflict, and paths for subsequent development of the region. Nowadays, the initiative unites 140 thousand people via its projects and online-activity. Mission of the initiative – is to bring together thinking and concerned people for a joint search for ways to restore the region and to assist in overcoming their problems to its residents.
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