Moscow considers the decision of the authorities of the self-proclaimed DNR in local elections as a necessary step in response to violations of the Minsk agreements from Kiev, said on Thursday the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We believe that We understand this step, We consider this step Donetsk authorities as involuntary, and caused violations from official Kiev provisions of the Minsk agreements and, by and large, the simulation of their performance, most importantly, to exercise unilateral steps in matters of a political settlement, and not on the basis of direct dialogue between Kiev and Donbass ", - said Zakharov, explaining the conclusion Of the signing authorities of the DNI of the decree of 18 October elections to the local governments.
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 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. A complex of measures on implementation of the Minsk agreements of February 12, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections.