To fulfill Minsk consensus on the settlement in Ukraine before the end of the year maybe, but Kiev is obliged to elect than the current negotiating position, said Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich.
"If Kiev will continue negotiations on the drawn line, the results we will see not soon. In a timely manner to meet would be extremely difficult, " - said at a special meeting of the permanent Council of the OSCE, Lukashevich, the text of which is reproduced on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
As said the diplomat, Moscow welcomes the intensification of the consultations during sub-group on political issues of the contact group on Ukrainian settlement.
"I would like to hope to achieve after a few days of agreements on modalities of conducting local elections in the Donbass compliance with known requirements of complex measures," he said.
"in terms of the reaction partners in the preparation of the Donetsk and Lugansk elections of local self-government, we, they, guided by the statements of commissioners these areas, do consider the holding of elections under the Ukrainian legislation in compliance with the relevant OSCE standards and monitored by the ODIHR." The package of measures does not fix the date of local elections, which according to the "Minsk-2" should be agreed by Common action, and does not prevent the authorities of Donetsk and Luhansk to organize elections, If the objective situation requires, and persistently ignores the Kiev dialogue ", - said Lukashevich.