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LAW OF UKRAINE

of September 16, 2014 No. 1680-VII

About special procedure for local self-government in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions

(as amended on 15-12-2020)

This Law determines temporary procedure for the organization of local self-government, activities of local government bodies in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions for the purpose of creation of conditions for the fastest normalization of situation, recovery of law and order, constitutional rights and freedoms of citizens, and also the rights and legitimate interests of legal entities, creation of conditions for return of inhabitants to by force the left places of permanent residence, their reintegration, and also for recovery of activity in settlements in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions and developments of the territories.

Article 1. According to this Law it is temporary, for the term which from the date of entry into force taking into account provisions of the Law of Ukraine "About creation of necessary conditions for peaceful settlement of situation in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions" for a period of up to December 31, 2021 inclusive", is entered special procedure for local self-government in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions to which areas, the cities, the settlement, villages which are determined by the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (further - certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions) belong.

Article 2. The legislation of Ukraine in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions for action of special procedure for local self-government is effective taking into account the features determined by this Law.

Article 3. The state guarantees according to the law non-admission of criminal prosecution, attraction to the criminal, administrative responsibility and punishment of persons - participants of events in the territory of the Donetsk, Luhansk regions.

Discrimination, prosecution and accountability of persons concerning events which took place in the Donetsk, Luhansk regions is forbidden to authorities and their official (office) persons, the companies, organizations, the organizations of all patterns of ownership.

Article 4. The state guarantees according to the Law of Ukraine "About fundamentals of the state language policy" the right of language self-determination of each inhabitant in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions concerning language who considers to the family, the choice of language of communication, free use of the Russian and any other language in public and private life, studying and supports of the Russian and any other language, their free development and equality.

Local government bodies, local executive bodies by method and within the powers provided by the Law of Ukraine "About fundamentals of the state language policy" other laws of Ukraine, international treaties of Ukraine which consent to be bound is provided by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine promote in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions to use of Russian and other languages in oral and written form in education, in mass media and create opportunities for their use in activities of public authorities and local government bodies, in legal proceedings, in economic and social activity, when holding cultural actions and in other spheres of public life.

Article 5. In certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions local self-government is performed according to the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine the corresponding territorial communities directly and through local government bodies.

Powers of deputies of the local councils and officials elected on the early elections appointed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine this Law cannot be ahead of schedule stopped.

In certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions the laws of Ukraine enter special procedure for appointment of heads of bodies of prosecutor's office and courts which provides participation of local government bodies in the solution of these questions.

Article 6. For ensuring the approved activities of local government bodies and central and local executive bodies on ensuring development of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine regions, the ministries, other central executive bodies can sign agreements of rather economic, social and cultural development of certain areas with relevant organs of local self-government.

The initiative about agreement signature of economic, social and cultural development of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions belongs to relevant organs of local self-government.

For agreement signature on economic, social and cultural development of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions local government bodies give to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, ministry, other central executive bodies of the offer on development of the certain areas requiring the solution the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the ministries, other central executive bodies, realization of joint projects of the government and local government bodies. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry, other central executive body considers the provided offers and in ten-day time from the date of receipt of such offers opens the procedure of consultations with representatives of local government bodies of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the interested subjects of managing, the public. The decision on opening of the procedure of consultations is made by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry, other central executive body, on the made decision immediately the initiator of agreement signature who provides attraction to consultations of representatives of relevant organs of local self-government, the interested subjects of managing, the public representatives is informed.

During consultations representatives of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the ministries, other central executive bodies and local government bodies of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the interested subjects, representatives of the public prepare the draft agreement on economic, social and cultural development of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The agreement of rather economic, social and cultural development of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions becomes effective from the date of approval by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Ministry.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine controls accomplishment by executive bodies of the signed agreements on economic, social and cultural development of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, hears their reports, takes measures for ensuring accomplishment by the parties of the signed agreements according to the law.

Article 7. The state gives support to social and economic development of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The state support consists in implementation by the law of implementation of the economic and investing activities, other than general economic regime, directed to recovery of objects of the industry, transport and social infrastructure, housing stock, reorientation of industrial potential, creation of new workplaces, investment attraction and the credits for recovery and development of the objects located in certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

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