Deputy Prime Minister for the Reintegration of the Occupied Territories, Oleksiy Reznikov, has explained what happens once Russian forces withdraw from the temporarily occupied areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.
Ukraine is discussing the possibility of creating special units for ensuring public order, he has told RBC-Ukraine.
"These will be units of the National Police with a special status, possibly as an element of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission department. Citizens of Ukraine who did not participate in combat missions should comprise them," the news agency quotes Reznikov as saying.
The withdrawal of foreign armed groups from the territory of eastern Ukraine, is among conditions laid down in the latest Plan for Donbas settlement, which Kyiv handed over to Moscow and the OSCE envoys.
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Ukraine's plan: Main points
- Withdrawal of foreign troops, illegal armed groups, and mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine in early 2021;
- Cancellation by Russian authorities of a number of decisions and acts that directly meddle in the affairs of the certain areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, for example, on a simplified procedure for granting Russian citizenship to local residents;
- Restoring control over the corresponding section of the Russian-Ukrainian state border with the help of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission;
- A four-fold increase in the number of OSCE SMM representatives (by 1,500); and
- Only if the first four conditions are met –elections in the territories that are now temporarily occupied by Russian-controlled forces shall be prepared and conducted.