The European Union and the United States are considering imposing new penalties against Russia, writes on the last working day of the week.
According to the journal, citing sources, fresh penalties against Russia have the opportunity to be entered in the case, if the Authorities of the self-proclaimed people's republics of Donetsk and Luhansk will refuse to hold local elections on October 25 - the day they are obliged to pass within the rest of Ukraine.
"Kommersant" notes that in the West are convinced that the Russian Federation has an unlimited influence on the leaders of the republics in the Donbass, and consider the refusal to hold elections in one day with Ukraine As "demonstrative" violation of the Minsk agreements.
Interlocutors of the edition in Western diplomatic circles reported that if the DPR and LPR will not make concessions on the issue of the timing of local elections, the West accuse them of the breakdown of the Minsk agreements, and the guilty will be assigned to Moscow. As reported by the print edition, according to Western policy, " the Donetsk and Lugansk have not shown a willingness to compromise, announcing the holding of elections at a different date from the rest of Ukraine, and not demonstrating readiness to build them According to the Ukrainian legislation ".
Also, the magazine citing the source adds that the penalties "are not an end in itself, the US and the EU, but if the Minsk consensus will be" buried such a rough way ", the West will have no choice.
in addition, the timing and modalities of local elections in Donetsk and Lugansk will be discussed at the meeting of foreign Ministers of countries "channel four" in Minsk this week. This question must be Central to the negotiations between the leaders of the Quartet, who have the opportunity to pass at the end of September in new York during the session of the UN General Assembly.
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 required to take 18 October. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Donetsk and Lugansk are obliged to dispense with the holding of 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 Donbas must be held 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.