Tatyana Firsova. German authorities expect that the Russian Federation will convince the self-proclaimed leadership of Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic to postpone the election, because in fact it is contrary to the Minsk agreements, said the official Commissioner of the German foreign Ministry Martin Schaefer.
"French Director (Francois Hollande, ed) and the Chancellor (of Germany Angela Merkel - ed.) told on the last working day of the week that the Russian President (Vladimir Putin - ed.) has given its consent to influence the separatists so that they did not want from that announced on 18 October elections," Schaefer told reporters in Berlin on the first day of the week.
last week in Paris hosted the summit " channel four ", which was attended by the leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine.
"We believe that the Russian President will fulfill his promise and the Russian side will speak to the separatists," said Commissioner of the German foreign Ministry.
The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. The Authorities of the self-proclaimed LNR on November 1, but in DND they are required to pass on 18 October.
Hollande and Merkel on the results of the summit "channel four" in Paris revealed that the parties agreed on the need to postpone elections. According to Hollande, the elections in the East of Ukraine have the opportunity to not before 3 months, so as soon as the time to fix the Ukrainian election law and the preparation of voting so that it conforms to the norms of the OSCE.
first press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said Putin at the meeting "channel four" were promised that for several days will give the order to speak with the authorized DND and LNR the elections in the Donbass. Sands also reported that the timing of the elections in DND and LNR will be dependent upon the decision of the commissioners themselves republics. To the question, whom Putin ordered to discuss the issue of elections, the commissioners LNR and DND, press Secretary replied that the story is about the Russian representatives, " which carry these contacts ".
on the first day of the week the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov Century said that the signals on the postponement of elections in the breakaway Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics from the Russian side are already.