Kiev: the Holding of local elections in DND and LNR will lead to the disruption of the Minsk agreements
The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said at a meeting with the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini that the Holding of local elections in Donetsk and Luhansk will lead to the disruption of the Minsk agreements. "The holding of local elections in Donetsk and Luhansk will lead to the disruption of the Minsk agreements ", ? quotes the words of the Ukrainian Minister RIA " Novosti ".
A complex of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements provided for the withdrawal of heavy weapons, the withdrawal of foreign armed forces and the beginning of a dialogue About the local elections in the South-East of Ukraine. Under section 12 of the package of measures, because of the law of Ukraine "On temporary order of local government in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions" matters relating to local elections must be discussed and agreed with commissioners of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions in the framework of the Trilateral Contact group. Elections must be held in compliance with the relevant standards of the OSCE in monitoring from the OSCE / ODIHR. Remember, July 2, the head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has announced that the October 18 Elections of heads of cities and districts of the DPR. In DND Also said that the Elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics will be held legally agreed upon with the authorized DND and LNR, but such approval will not be contrary to the law On elections in Ukraine. Also on August 29 meeting of the Central election Commission of Ukraine announced the districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where on October 25 will not be held local Elections.