According to Yaremenko, Ukrainian legislation should determine what to do with participants in illegal armed groups who are not involved in the killings and repented.
The head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, Bogdan Yaremenko, noted that Ukraine would never accept an unconditional amnesty for all participants in the events in the Donbas. According to an UNIAN correspondent, he told reporters on the sidelines of the parliament.
“Amnesty is one of the key individual points of the Minsk agreements. By agreeing to the incredibly wrong thesis in the Minsk agreements-2, the Ukrainian authorities and diplomacy led by President Poroshenko made efforts to revise the reading of this … there is a rather rude phrase that “Ukraine will provide amnesty, non-discrimination and non-prosecution for all participants in the events in the Donbass” , this is not true. We cannot reject the general principle of law — the inevitability of punishment for those who have committed war crimes, crimes against humanity, involved in murders and torture. Ukraine will never accept an amnesty, ”he said. According to him, in this matter Ukraine has mutual understanding with European partners. Yaremenko said that «Ukraine needs to move towards the adoption of laws that will clearly establish the legal status of people who remained in the occupied territories, in some form that does not constitute a crime under criminal law, but may be subjected to moral conviction.» According to the head of the committee, Ukrainian legislation should determine what to do with participants in illegal armed groups who are not involved in the killings, shelling of Ukrainian territories, torture and repented. “There is international experience. Separate procedures may be drawn up in Ukrainian law, which will include confession or guilty pleas, automatic cancellation of the need to bear punishment or conviction for what has been carried out. These are certain elements of amnesty and reconciliation. But this does not apply to those involved in the killings, blood, ”added Yaremenko. “It is obvious that the law on amnesty or on the existence of amnesty in some form is a requirement of Russia in the framework of the peace process in the framework of the peace process, from which Russia will not back down. But, we hope that the interpretation of amnesty, understanding of amnesty, as a process of pardoning those who have admitted their crimes, and that these crimes are not so heavy, it seems to me that we can describe the process that will be acceptable to Ukrainian society and will correspond general rules of law, ”he concluded.