Today, as I promised, I sign the Donbass Reintegration Act. The law does not affect a single letter the international obligations of Ukraine, including the Minsk Agreement. Ukraine remains committed to a peaceful settlement of the situation in the occupied Donbas, as provided for by our international commitments- Poroshenko declared
This law significantly strengthens the legal framework for the use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (Armed Forces of Ukraine) and other security forces for the defense of our state. At the same time, it sets the rules for the protection of the rights and freedoms of the civilian population- Poroshenko said, signing the document live on Ukrainian TV channels.
The law declares Russia an “aggressor country”, and the DPR and the LPR are “occupied territories”. The law comes into force on the day of its publication.