NATO countries are unwilling to recognize the elections in the Donbass, if they will not respond to Ukrainian legislation, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg.
"Any election that will be held in Eastern Ukraine, which will not respond to Ukrainian legislation, will be considered failures of the Minsk agreements, they will be considered fake elections and will not be recognized by any country member of the Commonwealth. The most important thing for these elections was based on the Ukrainian legislation, " - said Stoltenberg, who came to Ukraine with two-day visit.
The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. The Authorities of the self-proclaimed 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 Lugansk and Donetsk, 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.