Japan does not recognize the results of elections in the East of Ukraine, if held, said the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at a meeting with the head of state of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
As informs the press service Poroshenko, the sides discussed the situation in the Donbass. The Prime Minister of Japan paid tribute to the efforts of the President of Ukraine on peaceful settlement and in this context clarified that alternatives to the Minsk agreements no.
"Japan does not recognize the results of elections if they take place," said Abe, as quoted by the press service of the Ukrainian President.
Poroshenko and Abe Also discussed cooperation of Ukraine and the G7 countries in the context of Japan's chairmanship in this organization from January 1, 2016. The parties came to an agreement On the visit of the head of the Ukrainian country to Japan in the coming year.
according to the press service, Poroshenko informed the head of the Japanese government About the completion by Ukraine of internal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the intergovernmental agreement On the provision of around 900 million dollars loan for the project of modernization of Bortnychi aeration plant, which was signed during the official visit of Abe in June of the current year.
Also, the Ukrainian side expressed interest in attracting Japanese capital into the economy of Ukraine. The sides discussed issues of strengthening energy security of Ukraine. The head and the Prime Minister highly considered development of cooperation between Ukraine and Japan in overcoming the consequences of the accident at the NPP " Fukushima-1 ".
The self-proclaimed authorities LNR have appointed local elections on November 1, but in DND they are required to pass on 18 October. While 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.