Further productive discussion on the organization of local elections in the Donbass can be only After the refusal of the militia from intentions to hold elections on October 18 and November 1, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
Poroshenko said about it in the first day of the week at the meeting with Ukraine's representative to the trilateral contact group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass Leonid Kuchma and representatives of Kiev in subgroups.
"The President has made the initiative in the work of the subgroup on political issues based on the premise that Further productive discussion on the organization of local elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions may only be after will be given a clear message about the rejection of the intent to hold pseudo-elections on 18 October and 1 November. The Manager said that in the past year, holding fake elections on November 2 in fact disrupted the implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - informs the press service of the President on the first day of the week.
before the head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that the elections of heads of cities and districts of Donetsk national Republic will be held on October 18. The self-proclaimed head LNR Igor Carpenter has appointed elections of 1 November. Carpenter explained that the appointment of the date of the local elections in LNR due to the fact that Ukraine is in the hands of individual adopts the law " On local elections ", not agreeing with LNR and DND. The content of the law if it " contradicts the letter and spirit of the Minsk agreements ". According to the Plenipotentiary LNR in the contact group Vladislav Danego, LNR and DNR began holding local elections in the calculation, because it would compel Kiev to the execution of the Minsk agreements.
at rallies in early April of this past year the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the development of " people's republics ". After held in may referendum of the Republic declared its sovereignty and later formed the Union of " new Russia ", put together their own authorities. The second of November in DND and LNR elections of heads of republics and deputies of the parliaments. Kiev DND and LNR will not recognize.