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 Bill to Abolish Special Status of Donbas Introduced to Parliament

A bill to abolish the special status of the individual regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions has been submitted in the Verkhovna Rada.

The relevant information was posted on the official website of the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, Nov. 4, Censor.NET reports.

On Nov. 3 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he plans to assemble a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, which will consider the situation in the Donbas and gross violations of Minsk agreements.

Read also: Poroshenko Addresses the Nation: President Wants to Repeal Law on Special Status of Donbas

The president noted that the "elections" of Nov. 2 are a gross violation of the Minsk Protocol of Sept. 5, and that Ukraine "consistently adheres to the spirit and letter of the Minsk protocol."

According to Poroshenko, Ukraine will be ready to adopt a new law - upon return of all parties to the implementation of the Minsk agreement and in the event of cease fire, the creation of a buffer zone, establishing control over the borders.

Read also: DPR Terrorists Have Polled Their 'Elections' and Announced Winners

On Sunday, Nov. 2 the separatists of the DPR and LPR armed groups deemed terrorists by the Ukrainian authorities, conducted illegal "elections" in the occupied territories. This directly contravenes the agreements reached in Minsk in September.

Kyiv and many prominent members of the international community, the UN Secretary General and prominent Western officials and politicians, repeatedly stated that they did not recognize these "elections" which undermine the Minsk agreement. However, Moscow made it clear that they did recognize the results.

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