According to Lyashko, the Ukrainian parliament's decision to amend the constitution and give the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) a special status will end "the independence and sovereignty of Ukraine."
"We can't allow Donbass to be cut off, as it never existed… Come to the parliament on August 31. Together we can stop this anti-Ukrainian act," Lyashko said in a video message.
Decentralization is one of the key provisions of the Minsk agreements. The deal was signed back in February by representatives of the Donbas militias and Kiev authorities, and stipulates several measures on Ukrainian reconciliation.