The constitutional amendments submitted by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics will not be discussed at the meeting of the Constitutional Commission of the Ukrainian parliament on June 26, Volodymyr Groysman, the Supreme Rada speaker, told reporters.
“I would like to stress that we have not received any proposals from the Contact Group. We will discuss them at the Constitutional Commission in public as soon as we receive any,” he said.
Asked if the constitutional reform looks to provide a special status to the DPR and LPR by the end of the year, Groysman said: “The law on the special local self-government in certain territories is enough to ensure the development of the local self-government in particular territories of Ukraine.”
“Tomorrow, after the plenary meeting of the Constitutional Commission, we will be ready to submit our decision on the constitutional amendments to the president,” he said.
Earlier, EADaily reported that one of the major results of the February negotiations in Minsk was the provision of a special status to the DPR and LPR. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko who participated in those talks also confirmed that. Since then, Kiev has preferred not to remember about the complex of measures achieved during the talks and implemented the agreement partially.