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KIEV, October 18. /TASS/. Ukraine’s Opposition Bloc party insists that the national parliament pass laws that will be essential for the implementation of possible agreements the Normandy Four leaders may reach in Berlin, including the law on elections in Donbass.
"We hail the decision of the leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia to meet on October 19 and hope these talks will yield agreements that would restore peace in eastern Ukraine," the party said in a press statement on Tuesday.
The Verkhovna Rada "must not be an obstacle on the path of the implementation of the Minsk agreements," the Opposition Bloc said. "Parties speaking against these agreements are fueling the war. If the parliament keeps on ignoring the Normandy Four leaders’ agreements, it is to be dissolved. The overwhelming majority of our citizens want peace and the task for the parliamentarians is to fulfil people’s demands."
The Package of Measures to fulfil the September 2014 Minsk agreements, known as Minsk-2, that was signed in Minsk on February 12, 2015, envisaged a ceasefire regime between Ukrainian government forces and people’s militias in the self-proclaimed republics in Donetsk and Lugansk (DPR and LPR) starting from February 15, 2015 and a subsequent withdrawal of heavy weapons from the line of engagement. The deal also laid out a roadmap for a lasting settlement in Ukraine, including local elections and constitutional reform to give more autonomy to the war-torn eastern regions.