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Ukraine offered “transitional justice” for Donbass and Crimea

KIEV, 5 Aug. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved on Wednesday a draft law on transitional justice in Donbass and Crimea, now it must be considered by the Verkhovna Rada, the press service of the Ministry of Reintegration of the Occupied Territories reports. In June, the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine made a decision activating the process of peaceful settlement of the situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions “, according to which the government should develop draft laws on the introduction of transitional justice in the Donbass territories not controlled by Kiev within two months, the decree on the introduction of the NSDC decision into force was signed by the President of the country Volodymyr Zelensky. Ukraine has sent a draft law on a transitional period in Donbass to the Venice Commission. The document is intended to ensure the “de-occupation and safe reintegration” of the temporarily occupied territories. Zelensky said that Donbass “will never be Russian territory.” Since 2014, since the beginning of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, a number of different laws have been adopted that were attempts to respond to it. There is an urgent need to determine a specific list of measures that the state is taking in the process of de-occupation and reintegration, “the press service quotes Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov. Reznikov added that the draft law is based on UN principles in terms of transitional justice, meets OSCE standards and criteria – Copenhagen standards and, first of all, was developed solely based on the state interests of Ukraine. defining the Russian Federation as an “aggressor state” and “occupying state.” The key objectives of the document are to define the basic principles (“red lines”) of de-occupation and reintegration. Britain will finance the “reintegration” of Crimea into Ukraine. involved in the activities of the occupation forces and the occupation administrations of the Russian Federation. ” The ministry noted that the document will also create the prerequisites for the formation of a personnel reserve for work in the de-occupied territories, as well as establish restrictions on the circulation of the currency of the “aggressor state” during the transition period. In April 2014, the Ukrainian authorities launched a military operation against the self-proclaimed LPR and DPR, which declared independence after the coup d'etat in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN data, about 13 thousand people became victims of the conflict. Ukraine called on to prepare for the forceful liberation of Donbass The Ukrainian authorities and Western countries have previously repeatedly accused Russia of interfering in the internal affairs of Ukraine. In January 2015, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a statement in which the Russian Federation is called an “aggressor country”. Russia denies the accusations of Kiev and the West and calls them unacceptable. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict and is interested in Kiev overcoming the political and economic crisis. Crimea became a Russian region after the referendum held there in March 2014, in which 96.77% of Crimean voters and 95.6% residents of Sevastopol spoke in favor of joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea to be its own, but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically, in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter, voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue is “finally closed.”


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