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In current situation, Rada is unlikely to implement Minsk agreements - a survey of MP

Only 15.6% of the surveyed MPs would back special status to occupied territories.

In current situation, Rada is unlikely to implement Minsk agreements - a survey of MP
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Only a third of people's deputies of Ukraine view the Minsk agreements as the only non-alternative way to resolve the conflict in Donbass.

In the present circumstances, if the situation in the east remains as it is today – no bill implementing these agreements would have a chance to be passed by the Verkhovna Rada, a survey of people's deputies of Ukraine, held by Gorshenin Institute in late September 2016 found.

Thus, almost two-thirds (59.7 percent) of surveyed deputies said they did not believe the Minsk agreements are the only non-alternative way to resolve the conflict in Donbass. Only 32.5% think the opposite, and 7.8% could not answer this question.

Among the laws that are needed to implement the Minsk agreements, in present conditions, the best chances to be passed has the bill on elections in some districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions by Ukrainian legislation. However, even that bill would be voted for only by a quarter of surveyed deputies (24.7%). Meanwhile, 57.1% of surveyed lawmakers said they would vote against the adoption of such a law, and 18.2% said they found it "difficult to answer".

Only 15.6% of the surveyed people's deputies said they would favour a bill on the special status for some districts of Luhansk and Donetsk regions, 63.6% would vote against. 20.8% deputies said they were undecided.

The least chances to be passed has the amnesty law ("for" - 11.7%, "against" - 61.0 %, "difficult to answer" - 27.3%)

The survey of people's deputies of Ukraine by Gorshenin Institute was held from 20 to 23 September, 2016. The sampling took into account the number of deputies in the Verkhovna Rada factions. The questionnaire survey embraced 163 parliamentarians.