Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman believes the intention of the militia to hold local elections in the breakaway Donetsk people's Republic's attempt to disrupt the Minsk consensus.
on Wednesday, the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko has signed a decree On the holding of local elections on October 18. For its part, the self-proclaimed head of the Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpenter said that can sign such a decree in the coming week, based on the results of the negotiations of the contact group.
As stated by the head of the Rada, the intention of the head of DNR to hold elections As if he testifies about the fact that the rebels " want to derail the implementation of the Minsk agreements ".
"Fake elections negate the entire logic of the negotiation process," wrote Groisman Thursday on his page Century In his vision, the elections could worsen the conflict.
The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. The authorities DND and LNR many times stated About the conduct of local elections regardless of the wishes of Kiev and explained 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.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus On stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes On decentralization of Power and the consolidation of the special status " of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".