16 Jan 2020 19:25

DPR reports lack of progress reached by TCG's political subgroup in Donbas special status talks

DONETSK. Jan 16 (Interfax) - Representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have urged Ukraine to begin talks seeking the approval of draft amendments to the Constitution stipulating the special status of Donbas, the press service of the DPR Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"Instead of undertaking joint work with representatives of the republics on legal aspects of the Donbas special status, Ukrainian authorities indulged in their independent law-making activity. They file certain drafts on 'decentralization' of the state, which have nothing in common with the Minsk Agreements or with genuine decentralization, to the parliament for consideration, or revoke their own proposals," the statement said.

Ukrainian representatives have not submitted for the consideration of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) a single draft of legislative acts "which in line with political clauses of the Package of Measures or supplements to it should be endorsed in a version agreed upon with representatives of the republics," the statement said.