The U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt expects that local elections in Ukraine will take place in Accordance with the " highest European standards ".
"in 2014, you held an election that met the highest European standards. After these parliamentary elections and had created the most competent government. I am optimistic and expect that the local elections on October 25 will also meet the highest European standards ", - said on Thursday Payette in the process of the forum on economic reforms in Ukraine.
The Ukrainian government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. The Authorities of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic has appointed the local elections on 1 November, and in the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic, they are obliged to pass on 18 October. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko have said before, 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 Ukrainian law and in Accordance with OSCE standards.
The Ukrainian authorities in April last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began almost 7, 9 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.