From RT we learn that:
On March 17, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament), passed a law granting the self-proclaimed Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk special self-rule status (…)
Self-rule for Donbass was one of the key conditions of the Minsk agreements, but the law passed by the Rada postpones the introduction of the new status until the regions hold new elections under Ukrainian laws. Until then the Ukrainian MPs said that the two republics will be recognized as ‘temporary occupied territories’ and voted that the status should remain until the Ukrainian military fully restores control. The leaders of the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics said these decisions were not agreed with them.
These news prompted the following reaction from Alexander Zakharchenko, PM of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic:
“Not only Kiev has shown its inability to negotiate, it has deceitfully lied to Europe, to us, to Russia. So, the Kiev government has purposefully, deliberately destroyed the Minsk agreement.”
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