The extension of the Minsk agreements is under threat – analyst

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Autumn in the session hall of the Parliament debate breaks out regarding a year extension of the so-called law on the special status for Donbass.

This commentary, ГолосUA said political scientist Ruslan Bortnik.

“A confrontation around this issue would be very tight. On the one hand, is part of an agreement between the communications between Ukraine and Western partners. Ukrainian politicians try to bargain with the West in exchange for a matter of either political support or money. On the other hand, the Minsk agreement is a question of war and peace. As shown by opinion polls – this is by far the main issue for Ukrainians. About 60% of people believe that this is a key issue”,- said R. Bortnik.

He said that the issue of extending for a year the so-called law on the special status for Donbass will try to play all the political forces.

“It is highly probable that this fall may not vote for the extension of the Minsk agreements”,- concluded R. Bortnik.

We will remind, the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrew Parubiy asked the OSCE Representative to the Trilateral contact group Martin Sajdik with a request to extend the law on the special status for Donbass.

The validity of the current law will expire on 6 October 2018. It was adopted in the framework of the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

In this letter, the OSCE special representative rightly States that the extension of the law would contribute to attracting forces of the UN to resolve the conflict and would also give the right signal to the international community to further support these efforts – said the first Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko and added that the law “significantly strengthened the negotiating position of our diplomats and the government and helped to continue sanctions against Russia in January and July 2018”.

Consensus on this issue is not something that the hall of the Verkhovna Rada, but even within propresidential of the BPP. The Secretary of the defense Committee of the Parliament Ivan Vinnik assures reporters that there is no legal reason nor sense to extend the law on the special status ORDO.

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14.08.2018 - 17