Gryzlov: Donbass need to prepare for the defense after the adoption of the law on reintegration

The Plenipotentiary of Russia in the Contact group on settling the situation in Donbass Boris Gryzlov

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MINSK, 18 January. /TASS/. Parliament, by adopting the law on the reintegration of Donbass, chose the path that a peaceful political resolution of the conflict in the East of Ukraine. On Thursday told reporters the Ambassador of Russia in the contact group on settling the situation in Donbass Boris Gryzlov.

“In recent days, continued political show, ended today with the adoption of the law of Ukraine on peculiarities of state policy on ensuring state sovereignty of Ukraine in the Donbass, – he said. – This act, the Verkhovna Rada recognized Russia as the aggressor occupying part of the territory of Ukraine, the President has additional powers to use the armed forces against the population of Donbass in the conditions of martial law. In the law there is no mention of the Minsk agreements, and guarantees of their implementation of Kiev”.