The elections in the Donbas can only be subject to the fulfillment of requirements of the law on the special status of Donbass, said 1st Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Vitaliy Kovalchuk on the first day weekend in the conversation.
"In accordance with the adopted by the Supreme Rada legislative act clearly specified grounds only In the performance of which may be conduct of the elections. Otherwise can not be ", - said Kovalchuk. He said that among the requirements of the ceasefire in the Donbas, the establishment of the supervision over the Ukrainian-Russian border, the withdrawal of illegal armed groups and comprehensive supervision of the OSCE.
However, He added that today the Rada adopted the law on the special status of Donbass does not require recording the change.
"The law is fully consistent with the Minsk agreements, and we currently see no need in changing it," said Kovalchuk.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".