In conducting the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics local elections, 18 October and 1 November would put at risk the implementation of the Minsk agreements, said the UN assistant Secretary General Ivan Simonovic, speaking with a speech About the situation in Ukraine before the Council of the United Nations on human rights in Geneva.
"in DNR and LNR to carry out the partial local elections, 18 October and 1 November would put at risk the implementation of the Minsk agreements," he said.
?imonovi? noticed that the local elections may increase instability in Ukraine, for this reason the parties in the dialogue need to find out the issue.
"The success of the changes to the Constitution concerning decentralization, including the special status for Eastern regions, are the basis for long-term stability in the country ", - said the assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.
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.