Natalia Dobrovolskaya. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the situation in Ukraine remains fragile, but said some progress.
"The situation in Ukraine remains fragile, but there is some progress. I welcome the renewed efforts of the leaders of the Normandy format in Paris on the full implementation of the Minsk agreements ", - He said.
according to his statement, " the decision to postpone the elections planned by separatists, is a positive step."" Any election must be conducted in Accordance with the Ukrainian legislation, " - said the Secretary General.
He also said that the ceasefire in progress, and the agreement to withdraw weapons from the contact line is encouraging." The most important is full implementation of the Minsk agreements. The Russian Federation has a special responsibility, because it continues to support the separatists and destabilize the East of Ukraine ", - said Stoltenberg.
The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. The Authorities LNR have appointed local elections on November 1, but in DND they are required to pass on 18 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 the LPR and the DPR, 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.
Moscow repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. Kiev continues to accuse Russia of "military aggression" and occasionally "finds" in the East of Ukraine and in the border areas of Russia some units of the armed forces, although international observers in the periodic inspections have never found any undeclared military activities.