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Law on Donabass’ special status comes into force

18.10.2014 16:24

Ukraine’s law on a special status of Donbass came into force on Saturday as it was published in the parliament’s official newspaper Golos Ukrainy.

The law on a special status for Donbass was signed by the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko on October, 16.

"Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law 'On special procedure of local self-government in separate districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions'," the report said.

“The key goal is to create conditions to normalize the situation as soon as possible, restore law and order, constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, create conditions for residents to return to forcibly left permanent residence places, restore vital activities in inhabited localities and develop the territories. The rights and legitimate interests of legal entities are also restored,” the report said.

The special status is introduced for three years.