Ukraine’s sovereignty in the Russian-occupied territories of Donbas must be restored. This includes the abolition of Russian legislation, tax system and currency that have been implemented there.
This was stated by the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to international organizations in Vienna Yevhen Tsymbalyuk.
“Ukraine’s sovereignty in the Russian-occupied territories of Donbas must be restored. This was the goal of all the Minsk agreements which have been approved by Ukraine, Russia and the international community in 2014 and 2015. Russia’s legislation, tax system and currency, which have been implemented by Russia since that time illegally, must be repealed,” he highlighted.
The Ukrainian diplomat stresses that at the moment there are no signs that Russia is ready to stop the conflict. Furthermore, the Kremlin regime continues to destroy the long-term prospects of Ukraine’s temporarily occupied territories future reintegration and strengthen their social, economic and legal relations with the Russian Federation.
“The so-called “certification” of Ukrainian citizens in Donbas and Crimea is one of the most dangerous forms of this policy. The forced imposition of Russian citizenship on the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine is not only a gross violation of Ukrainian and international law but also an unacceptable element of pressure on residents,” Tsymbalyuk stressed.