Friday, June 10 2016 12:32 EEST
Avakov promises to resign in case Donbass establishes 'people's militia'
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The minister said he did not accept the Minsk agreements’ condition of establishing 'people's militia.' Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov is sure that the possible establishment of the so-called 'people's militia' in the Donbass contradicts to the Constitution of Ukraine and Ukrainian legislation.

'The Minsk agreements have some projects like 'people's militia' that doesn’t subordinate to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. I don’t accept this matter. I’ll never accept it. None can make me do so,' he said.

He noted that the police should be established according to Ukrainian laws.

'There will be no special police that wouldn’t subordinate to anyone. At least, this is my position. The Parliament probably will make another decision, but I’ll resign if so,' Avakov said.

'Being a minister, I will only do what is included in the context of my conscience and powers,' he added.

At the same time, the head of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry positively evaluated the idea of introducing an international police mission in the Donbass, but stressed that this would be possible only if the resumption of Ukraine’s control over the state border and the absence of Russian troops on Ukrainian territory.

As reported earlier by, The combined Russian-separatist forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in eastern Ukraine 43 times in the past 24 hours, according to the press center of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) Headquarters.

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