Ukraine’s parliament votes to grant self-rule, amnesty to Donbas separatists

Ukraine’s parliament supported on September 16 2014 two draft laws filed by President Petro Poroshenko aimed at temporary settling the conflict in the country’s embattled east by granting special status to the territories occupied by separatists for three years and giving amnesty to some of the Kremlin-backed rebel fighters.

Poroshenko personally came to parliament and addressed lawmakers to persuade them to vote for the laws in order to secure peace in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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