Ukraine at TCG insists on restoring Ukrainian legislation in occupied Donbas
Ukraine at the Trilateral Contact Group has stressed the need to fully restore Ukrainian legislation in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, to renew taxation and settlements systems within the Ukrainian legal framework, as well as to conduct an inventory of property.
This was discussed at the continuation of the meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, OSCE) on Monday, the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine informs.
“The Ukrainian delegation underscored the need for full restoration of the Ukrainian legislation in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, the renewal of taxation and settlements systems within the Ukrainian legal framework,” the statement reads.
In addition, the Ukrainian side pointed to the need to conduct an inventory of public and private property in the territory of occupied Donbas.
“We are talking about the state of enterprises of all forms of ownership, including branches of banking institutions,” the Office of the President explains.
The representatives of Ukraine also insisted on ensuring the activity of Ukrainian mobile operators in these territories, emphasizing that this is primarily a matter of meeting humanitarian needs.
In addition, it is noted that Ukraine considers water supply to consumers in Luhansk region to be extremely important.
“The Ukrainian delegation has stressed that the issue of ecology is important for Ukraine and reaffirmed its readiness to discuss this issue during the next consultations of the social and economic subgroup,” the statement reads.
As reported, on June 10, a regular meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group (Ukraine, Russia, OSCE) was held in the video conference format with the participation of representatives of certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine as part of the Ukrainian delegation. Then, at the suggestion of Heidi Grau, the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group, a break for technical reasons was announced until Monday, June 15. On June 10, a number of issues were discussed within the security, political and humanitarian subgroups of the TCG.