The leader of the public movement "Ukrainian choice" Viktor Medvedchuk tried to persuade the parties of the conflict in the Donbas to give up the accusations And move on to constructive dialogue.
Ukraine's Parliament last week appointed on 25 October next local elections. According to the document, the elections will not take place beyond the control of Kiev on the territories of Donetsk And Lugansk regions. The list of cities controlled by Kiev in Donbass, which will be held local elections will determine the Ukrainian Central election Commission. According to the Minsk agreements, local elections in Donbas must be held according to the agreed self-proclaimed DND AND LNR law And after fastening in the Constitution of a special status for certain districts of Donetsk And Lugansk regions.
"Kiev considers a priority to communicate with the Donbass only from a position of strength And refuses to understand the truism: relying on the force of arms, it is impossible to establish peace. I am convinced that dialogue between Kiev And Donbas is the basis for the settlement (note, only the peaceful settlement of) the conflict in the East of our country. And extremely important that the parties did not want from mutual accusations And switched To a constructive dialogue, " said Medvedchuk.
He said that the head of the Luhansk And Donetsk regions already told not to hold local elections, even to the extent under the control of Kiev. Medvedchuk also clarified that the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine on decentralization was developed without the participation of commissioners of Donbass.
"The crucial point - the issues relating to local elections And recording the change in the Constitution of Ukraine, are obliged not only to discuss, but also be consistent with the authorized individual districts of the Donetsk And Luhansk regions. Unfortunately, Kiev, demanding the DPR AND LPR to adhere to taken on their own shoulders in Minsk commitments, openly sabotaging the implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - quotes the Medvedchuk on the last working day of the week, the press service of the movement " Ukrainian choice ".
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.