Ukrainian Foreign Minister rules out special status for Donbas

During a press briefing at the 16th annual Yalta European Strategy (YES) conference, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Prystaiko, who became the head of the Foreign the Ministry in August this year, said that Kyiv will not make any changes to the constitution regarding the special status of the Donbas, reports Ukrainian National News (UNN).

"It is recorded in the Minsk agreements that the reform of Ukrainian legislation should take place. Constitutional reform, which is based on decentralization, will be carried out. We do not make any additional changes to the constitution. We continue our path of constitutional reform, which we carry out ourselves. The foundation of these changes is decentralization, which has been successfully carried out in Ukraine for many years," said Prystaiko.

Granting special status to the Donbas is mentioned in the Minsk agreements reached by the leaders of the Normandy four countries (Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France). The law on the special status of the Donbas was adopted in Ukraine in 2014. It has been extended several times.

  Ukraine, Donbas