“The DPR has proposed to the Contact Group to review a compromise to the amendment in the Ukrainian Constitution that was prepared by our lawyers. It provides actual guarantees for Donbass’s special status and the political rights of our people, for which we have spilled blood,” Pushilin was quoted as saying by the Donetsk News Agency.
Earlier in the day, meetings of the political and security subgroups of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine reconciliation kicked off in the Belarusian capital Minsk.
In February 2015, the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France worked out a deal on Ukrainian reconciliation in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Key points of the Minsk deal include a ceasefire, weapons withdrawal from the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, constitutional reforms, including a decentralization of power in the country, and the granting of special status to the Donbas region.