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Opposition Bloc, Freedom challenge Donbas, privatisation bills

The bills cannot be signed before 6 February.

Opposition Bloc, Freedom challenge Donbas, privatisation bills
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A number of Ukrainian MPs have blocked the signing of two important bills adopted at the current plenary week: on securing the sovereignty of Ukraine over the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas, and on privatization.

Two groups of MPs – from Opposition Bloc (Yuriy Boyko, Oleksandr Vilkul, Mykhaylo Papiyev) and Freedom (Yuriy Levchenko, Andriy Illyenko, Mykhaylo Holovko, Oleh Osukhovskyy) – challenged the results of the vote by filing draft resolutions to cancel their results.

Thus, speaker Andriy Parubiy has no right to sign and send the bills to the president for signing before these draft resolutions are considered by parliament.

The next plenary week is on 6-9 February.

Thus the two bills cannot be signed into laws for at least two and a half weeks.

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