“No peace in Donbass until it achieves self-government” – DPR envoy

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September 29, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

The Donetsk People’s Republic  (DPR) envoy to the Minsk talks, Denis Pushilin, said that the Ukrainian crisis will not be resolved until a special status made by law is implemented in full on Donbass. 

“Kiev needs to meet all its commitments not only before the republics, but before the global community,” Pushilin told a roundtable in Russia’s Federation Council, the upper house of parliament.

“Certainly, we will continue seeking amendments to the law on a special status (self-government) with the goal of introducing it in full,” Pushilin said.

“This is an issue where we have no right to make any concessions, this is the basis and the foundation of the Minsk process,” he stressed.

“Without a special status and understanding our political prospects, there are no chances to settle the conflict,” Pushilin said. “The lives of thousands of Donbass citizens depend on this,” he said, warning that dragging out this process may lead to a further escalation and deaths.

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