Yatseniuk: amnesty for those whose hands are covered in blood is unacceptable 

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2014/09/15 • War in the Donbas

The people who committed murder in Donbas will not be subject to amnesty, stated Ukrainain Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk live on Svoboda Slova on ICTV channel.

“Amnesty for those whose hands are stained with blood, those who murdered, is unacceptable. Nobody will give amnesty to such people. This is why the law should have articles that clearly indicate those who are not subject to amnesty,” noted Yatseniuk.

As to the law on the so-called special status for Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, Arseniy Yatseniuk emphasized that the main issue for this bill has to be “territorial integrity and sovereignty, and the action of Ukrainian legislation and the Ukrainian Constitution on all of the territory of the state has to be undeniable.”

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko proposes to implement a special self-government order in Donbas for three years. He express the hope that the Verkhovna Rada would approve the special status law for part of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts before September 16. Poroshenko emphasized the necessity to approve the temporary local government order law in individual regions of Donbas.

This is prescribed by the Minsk agreements, which were reached on September 5 with the involvement of Ukraine, the OSCE, Russia, as well as terrorist groups ‘LNR’ and ‘DNR’, to establish peace in Donbas.

Translated by: Mariya Shcherbinina
Source: Radio Liberty

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  • DDJ

    “those whose hands are stained with blood” should be hanged.

    • LorCanada

      Those fellas have probably fled to Russia by now, or if still around in east Ukraine they’ll be planning their ‘retirement’ and pleasant days back home across the border.

  • Dean Venture

    I get the impression Poroshenko and Yatseniuk are playing a clever game of ‘good cop, bad cop’. Poroshenko is trying to push peace to appease the West, while Yatseniuk is pushing for a hard line to satisfy Ukrainians.

    When the rebels are dug in, resupplied, and repositioned, they will end the ceasefire. Both leaders must see this. Western patience with Russia will expire, and they’ll send arms, and any local reluctance to fight will diminish, permitting further mobilization. They will steam roll the separatists until Russia decides to get involved again, and then God knows what will follow.

    We live in interesting times.

    • Arctic_Slicer

      Yeah that’s the feeling I get from it as well. Yatsenyuk is trying to playing the demagogue role to try and under cut Lyashko’s support so that Yatsenyuk and Poroshenko can create a collation government together.

    • MM

      Arctic_Slicer: Or perhaps Yatsenuyk and Poroshenko are now at odds, and the former is trying to win election points by playing the tough guy? (a position which, incindentally, is morally pleasing, though I am not sure if politically realistic at the moment) Poroshenko clearly can’t like appearing to be the softie or the sellout. Remember how he orchestrated the fall-down of Yatsenyuk’s coalition in July in order to get early elections in which he expected to win and Yatsenyuk to lose? (Only Yatsenyuk’s gambit to resign kept the government in place). So a theory that they are playing “good cop bad cop” in a coordinated fashion would be a sign of almost superhuman statemanship and — in the Ukrainian conditions — I rather doubt it…

      • fkebede

        Dean Venture and MM,,,haven’t you noticed all this time,,,They will play whatever role the US Embassy assign to them.