On May 12, the Russian-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR, LPR) jointly presented their proposals for changing Ukraine’s Constitution. Their documents avoid using the terms “DPR” and “LPR,” even as they rapidly consolidate their state structures and armies under Russia’s protection.
From that position of strength they have now forwarded their proposed amendments to the Verkhovna Rada’s (Ukrainian parliament) constitutional reform commission and to the participants in the Minsk Contact Group (Donetskoye Agentstvo Novostey, LuganskInformTsentr, May 12, 13).
The Minsk Two armistice agreement of February 12 had opened the way for this move. The launch of the Contact Group’s Working Groups …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation