The authorities of Ukraine, and not DND and LNR did not want from the local elections in the Donbass in October 2015, said Last news Director of the Center for political conjuncture Alexei Chesnakov.
Kiev 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.
on the last working day of the week print edition "" citing sources in Western diplomatic circles also said that the EU and the US are considering the introduction of new penalties against Russia 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.
"Strange, why some unnamed" Western employees of the foreign Ministry " believe that Donbass is obliged to hold local elections together with the rest of Ukraine on 25 October. This position is fundamentally at odds with the decisions of the authorities of Ukraine, " Chesnakov said.
He also explained that the decision adopted by the Parliament and entered into force the law On local elections " right prohibited conduct valaisiana 25 October on the territories controlled by the militia ". The analyst recalled that the law was adopted by the Ukrainian Parliament and then signed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"They (the Kiev Authorities - ed.) did not want to hold elections in the Donbass October 25, not DND and LNR. Moreover, Kiev has banned elections on 25 October, not only in " certain areas ", where the rule of the militants, but in 100 areas controlled by the army of Ukraine, " Chesnakov said.
in his vision, the failure of Kiev to agree on the timing of the local elections in the Donbass " is a direct and willful failures Minsk principles ".
"for this reason the punishment of the EU and the US for failure to hold the elections in the Donbass October 25, must be used to Ukraine, not to Russia ", - noted political Scientist, explaining the details of the newspaper " Kommersant ".
The authorities DND and LNR had previously 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.