The mission of the Office for democratic institutions and human rights of the Organization for security and cooperation in the European Union (OSCE / ODIHR) will not participate in observing the elections in the territories proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics, said the head of the mission, Tana de Zulueta.
She recalled that the Mission is working on local elections in Ukraine at the invitation of the Ukrainian government on its own methodology." One of the principles of the OSCE ? We always work at the invitation of the country ? member of the Organization", - has explained de Zulueta, quoted by UNIAN." We cannot accept the invitation of some education, who is not a member state of the OSCE and which will not have the ability to provide the necessary rules for the Organization and conduct (elections) ", ? She added.
it was announced yesterday that the Plenipotentiary representative of the Lugansk people's Republic Vladislav Danego at the meeting in Minsk invited representatives of the Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE to monitor the local elections that will be held in the LC 1 November. On the first day of the week the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini said that the holding of local elections in Donetsk and Luhansk will lead to the disruption of the Minsk agreements. 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.