Neither Russia nor the OSCE have the opportunity instead of Kiev to negotiate with the unrecognized Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics to hold elections, we need a direct dialogue, said press Secretary of the head of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
"How many times stated President Putin, the main issue is the solution of all issues through direct dialogue between Kiev and Donbass commissioners. Differently to reach any agreements impossible. Neither the OSCE Nor the European colleagues, Nor Russia for Kiev and Donbass commissioners of this consensus do not have the opportunity ", - said Peskov correspondents are asked to comment on the fact that on Tuesday at the meeting of the Contact group on Ukraine failed to reach an agreement on elections.
DPR and LPR made a decision to hold elections on October 18 and November 1 respectively, because " they don't see the willingness of the Ukrainian authorities in preparation of local elections to take into account their wishes ". The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October.
Power DND and LNR has stated many times About the conduct of its 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 Minsk agreements of February 12, obliges the Ukrainian Authorities to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of holding local elections.