With the assistance of the "Norman Quartet" has a chance to come to mutually acceptable arrangements for the elections in Donetsk people's Republic in accordance with Ukrainian legislation, said on Thursday the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko.
"We are ready for the elections according to OSCE standards And direct monitoring of the electoral process of the Organization. We are ready to hold elections under Ukrainian law. We demand that it be coordinated with DNR, included our requirements And fully reflect the desires of the residents of Donbass ", - said Zakharchenko. He said that DNR many times demonstrated a readiness to follow the Minsk agreements, but all the actions of Kiev shows that it is not ready to dialogue on the issue of elections, RIA " Novosti ".
"as long as We develop a compromise elections in Kiev, in fact forbid the democratic will of all the residents of Donbas. Many times we have offered the Ukrainian side to engage in dialogue And agree on the modality of these elections, what has not even received a refusal, " said the head of DND. Zakharchenko also expressed hope that European leaders still will force Kiev to implement the Minsk agreement And to listen to the residents of Donbas." And although the OSCE refused at our official invitation to participate in the monitoring of local elections, I think, With the assistance of the "Norman Quartet" We have a chance to come to an agreement that satisfies both parties in the negotiation process ", - said Zakharchenko. Yesterday the mission of the Office for democratic institutions And human rights of the Organization for security And cooperation in the European Union (OSCE / ODIHR) has said it will not participate in observing the elections in the territories proclaimed Donetsk And Lugansk national republics. Before the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that the holding of local elections in Donetsk And Luhansk will lead to the disruption of the Minsk agreements.