Long-term plans for decentralization of Ukraine, approved by the government, include uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. It is reported press office Office of the President of Ukraine.
“Long-term plans have already been approved for all regions of Ukraine, with the exception of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The temporarily occupied territories of Donbass fall into the plan, ”the report said.
They emphasized that decentralization “actually goes to the finish line.”
In March, Alexey Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister for the reintegration of temporarily occupied territories declaredthat the Ukrainian authorities will not consolidate the special status of Donbass in the constitution, as proposed by the Minsk agreements.
In December 2019, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill to amend the constitution regarding decentralization of power. The document was received by Parliament and submitted to consideration. Soon he was criticized by Russia and the West. Zelensky withdrew the bill, sending it for revision. Parliament Speaker Dmitry Razumkov said that the authorities will develop new constitutional amendments.