In some regions of Donetsk and Lugansk a special procedure of local government will be introduced

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the Law № 1680-VII on special order of the local governments in parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

The document defines the temporal organization and activities of local government. This special procedure in these territories is introduced temporarily - for 3 years from the date of entry into force of the Law - said the lawyer of the NGO "Rozvytok Hromady" - Yuriy Tatomyr.

      In what areas of Donbass this law will extend - determines its ruling the Parliament - Verhovna Rada. The legislation in parts of Ukraine, Donetsk and Lugansk regions for the period of special order of local government operates with the specifications defined in this document. The special economic regime of economic and investment activities  will also be introduced there.

       According to the Law the State guarantees to avoid the criminal prosecution for criminal and administrative responsibility and the punishment of persons — the participants of the events in these areas. For the protection of public order in the settlements of certain areas by the decision of the local government the units of the people's police are created.

          The law takes effect from the date of publication.