The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, commented on the law that establishes the borders of the DPR within the Donetsk region.
As he noted on the air of the program “60 minutes” on the TV channel “Russia-1”, this law does not contradict the Minsk agreements.
“I would ask you not to look for secret meanings. This is just a planned legislative activity. Up to this point, the issue of the border was settled by decree of the head (republic). Now there are certain gaps in the work of the customs and border services. Therefore, in order for everything to be regulated at the level of by-laws, a law was required, ”he said.
He added that this document should not be taken as a new law, since, according to the Constitution of the republic, the territory of the DPR is determined by the entire territory of the former Donetsk region and this has been fixed since 2014.
“Why does this not contradict Minsk: the line of contact is indicated in the law, because, alas, the conflict is not over yet, but the referendum used to take place throughout the Donetsk region … The law is absolutely logical, understandable, and we need it to our internal use, ”explained Pushilin.
Earlier, the DPR parliament unanimously adopted the law on the state border.
On November 28, the State Border Service of Ukraine published new rules for crossing the contact line in the Donbass. They entered into force on November 28.