18.10.14 13:06

Law on Special Status of Donbas Came into Effect

Today the Law "On Special Order of Local Government in Certain Regions of the Donetsk and Luhansk Regions" came into effect.

The documet is published in the Holos Ukrainy parlamentary newspaper, Censor.NET informs, referring to Ukrinform.

As it was reported earlier, President Poroshenko signed the Law on Special Status of the Donbas on October 16.

Document № 1680-VII defines temporary order of local government in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

The main purpose is to create conditions for prompt normalization of the situation, restoration of legal order, constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, return of internally displaced persons, restoration of life-sustaining activity in inhabited localities and development of these territories. Also, rights and legitimate interests of legal entities are being restored.

Read also: Poroshenko Signs Law on Special Status of Donbas

Special order in these districts is introduced by the given law for three years since the date of its publication.

The Ukrainian legislation in certain districts of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions is applied with consideration of peculiarities stipulated by the given document.

Governance in the cities, towns and villages is carried out by territorial communities through local government bodies under the Constitution and the Laws of Ukraine.

Powers of local councils and officials elected in the course of the extraordinary elections scheduled by the Verkhovna Rada will not be terminated early. Extraordinary local elections in these districts are scheduled for Dec. 7, 2014.

Read also: Turchynov: Laws of Special Order in Some Areas of Donbas and the Amnesty Should Be Abolished in Case of Peace Plan Failure

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