The French foreign Ministry: Ukraine needs to fix in the Constitution the special status of Donbass

МИД Франции: Украина должна закрепить в Конституции особый статус Донбасса

Kiev have until the end of the first half of 2016 to accept the amendment to the Constitution on the special status of Donbass. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault in a press conference following the meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, transfers “Interfax-Ukraine”.

“The Kiev authorities should fulfill their obligations and to implement the reform, including to include the amendment to the Constitution on the special status of Donbass and the amendment on the electoral process in the Donbass. Hope we will be able to achieve these results by the end of the first half of this year,” said Eero.

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According to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the inclusion in the text of the Constitution transitional provisions on special order of government in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions does not threaten sovereignty of the country. Poroshenko insists that the draft Constitution in the transitional provisions, there is the position “that the regime of local government is not special status, the regime of local government is ensured on the basis of the law on local self-government in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions”.

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