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 Rada adopts bill on Donbas de-occupation in first reading

The members of the parliament supported the presidential bill #7163 "On special aspects of the state policy aimed at securing the state sovereignty of Ukraine over temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions."

The bill was supported by 233 MPs on Friday, Oct. 6, Censor.NET correspondent reports.

Speaker Andrii Parubii announced the voting on the bill #7163 while brawls continues at the rostrum and presidium seats. MP Yurii Levchenko was trying to get to the rostrum with fight, but was prevented from doing so by MPs from Petro Poroshenko Bloc.

After the voting, as the document passed the Rada, Parubii announced: "Russia has been recognized as aggressor."

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The president's bill on the Donbas de-occupation was supported by 114 MPs from Petro Poroshenko Bloc, 71 MPs from the People's Front, 17 MPs from the Radical Party, 12 Volia Narodu faction members, and 19 independent parliament members.

No MPs from Batkivshchyna, Opposition Bloc, Samopomich, and Volia Narodu factions voted in favor of the bill.

On Oct. 5, the committee of the Verkhovna Rada on national security approved the bill #7163 "On special aspects of the state policy aimed at securing the state sovereignty of Ukraine over temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions" and recommended the parliament to adopt it in first reading.

Later that day, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine failed to adopt the president's bill as its Speaker Andrii Parubii closed the session in the evening over blocking of the rostrum by some political forces.
 
 
 
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