International Commonwealth is obliged to assess the planned elections in the Donbass on the subject of whether they conform to international standards, told reporters the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin after the meeting of foreign Ministers of the countries "channel four" in Berlin.
He said that local elections in Ukraine will be held on October 25 in Accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine.
"When elections will be held in the territories that are currently occupied, is the issue of harmonization of the modalities And the question of understanding how we can provide that these elections will be free And fair. And we have objective criteria is the Bureau of democracy And human rights the OSCE is an international Commonwealth. It is obliged to say whether the basic criteria of the OSCE, the elections that will be prepared, And then we can start to discuss the date of the election process And so on, " drew the attention of the Ukrainian Minister.
The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. The Authorities LNR appointed local elections on November 1, but in DND they are required to take 18 October. The Ukrainian head 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. However, they 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 LNR AND DND, which does not comply with the Minsk agreements.