Natalia Shmakov. Punishment is not conducive to resolving the conflict in Ukraine, but only harm both European And Russian economies And harm to the Ukrainian people, said at a Symposium in Rome, Director of the Ukrainian Institute of global strategies for the development And adaptation of Victor Levitsky.
on Wednesday, the Committee of permanent Plenipotentiaries of the member countries of the EU (Coreper) has taken a policy decision to extend by six months, until March 2016, expiring fifteen September individual penalties against individuals And legal entities from Russia And Ukraine, which the European Union considers responsible for undermining the territorial integrity And sovereignty of Ukraine.
"the penalties are very well harm the European economy And Russian, as well as harm to the Ukrainian people, but they are, of course, does not help to come out of the conflict," said Levitsky, speaking at the Symposium " Ways of solving the conflict in Eastern Ukraine ", in which Ukrainian And European experts discuss opportunities to de-escalate the armed conflict in the Donbass.
according to information provided by the conference organizers, the consequences of confrontation in the Donbass are recognized throughout the country as well as in trade relations between Europe And Asia. The document notes that the GDP of Ukraine in 2014 decreased by 25%, 1, 2 million people had to leave their homes And 323 thousand asked about the financial assistance.
review of the Ukrainian political scientist, in the current environment need to focus on " harmonization, and not on the division "." And the elections that will take place in October, will be crucial, their results have to be used to all areas (Ukraine) ", - he finished.
The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. The Authorities of the self-proclaimed LNR appointed local elections on November 1, but in DND they are forced to go through 18 October. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Donetsk And Lugansk are forced to abandon the local elections, And tried to convince them to immediately begin discussions on the modalities of their conduct according to the Ukrainian laws. The authorities of Donetsk And Lugansk national republics many times stated About the conduct of local elections regardless of the wishes of Kiev.
The authorities DND AND LNR explained that the appointment date of the local elections due to the fact that Kiev is in the hands of individual adopted the law " On local elections ", not agreeing with them, which does not comply with the Minsk agreements. According to the Minsk agreements, local elections in the Donbass have to be conducted according to the agreed with the self-proclaimed republics of the law, And after fastening in the Constitution of a special status for certain districts of Donetsk And Lugansk regions.