Kiev and the Donbass began a dialogue on the law on the special status, said Gryzlov
Representatives of Kiev not take into account the suggestions of Donbass on the draft law on the special status of the region, however, the dialogue between the parties on this issue began, said the Ambassador of Russia in the contact group on Ukraine, Boris Gryzlov following the meeting.
"The political sub-group proceeded to a detailed discussion of the law "On special order of local government in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions", briefly called "Law on the special status," - said Gryzlov journalists.
He recalled that the main objective envisaged by the Minsk agreements, to assign special status of Donbass permanent nature, and enshrine it in the Constitution.
"Although neither the representative of Ukraine can not clearly explain why it's bad for the country, we again received the refusal of the representatives of Kiev on the approval of the special status in the Ukrainian Constitution. Unfortunately, suggestions of Donbass on the draft law on the special status received a month earlier, are not taken into account by the Ukrainian representatives. However, started a dialogue between Kiev and Donbass, and the work on amendments to the law should be continued in accordance with the letter and spirit of the Minsk agreements", - said the envoy.
The law on the special status of Donbass was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada in 2014, but never put into effect. At the end of last year, the Ukrainian Parliament extended until the end of 2020. The document says that the special status for the region will come into force after the fulfillment of certain conditions, in particular the withdrawal of "illegal armed groups" from these territories.