Donetsk, Jan 24 – DAN. PACE resolution calling on Ukraine to provide Donbass residents with their social and political rights can be an efficient instrument in bringing peace back to the region, said DPR envoy to the negotiations Denis Pushilin.

PACE adopted the resolution on humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine on January 23 calling on to the international community to convene an international humanitarian conference on Ukraine to raise funding for the humanitarian relief plan and devise strategies for the coordination of humanitarian assistance. The documents also urges the Ukrainian authorities to revise the Law on Donetsk and Luhansk regions to be based on the Minsk agreements and to fully guarantee the social protection and the basic humanitarian needs of the civilian population there, and to provide the residents of the region with social payments and political rights.

"If PACE succeeds in making Ukraine provide social security to IDPs and to pay pensions to Donbass residents, it will be the first effective European step towards the settlement of the conflict," Pushilin said.

He added that so far European guarantors have failed to force Ukraine into compliance with its obligations to settle the Donbass crisis.

"We'll see if the PACE decision will prove to be authoritative for Ukrainian authorities, and if politicians will adopt amendments to the passed law," Pushilin said. *ot