The state Department believes the key to resolving the situation in Donbass is not so much the abolition of elections in DPR and LPR as full implementation of the Minsk agreements.
The self-proclaimed authorities of the Luhansk and Donetsk national republics told on Tuesday that agrees to postpone local elections for the following year.
"We don't stop to consider that the Minsk agreement is the best way of returning the sovereignty of Ukraine in the East, the best way to resume dialogue with the residents and improve life in the Donbas, but they must be fully respected. It is not only the abolition sham election, (it should be) about the discharge of weapons, the OSCE tolerance and about not being afraid of anyone, neither Kiev nor Russia, nor Donbass ", - said the assistant Secretary on Europe and Eurasia, a speech at the Marshal Fund of the U.S. capital.
USA, Moscow, Berlin, Paris and Kiev on Tuesday applauded the decision of the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics to postpone local elections.