Local elections in self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics have suffered in order to give Kiev time to meet the obligations under the Minsk agreements, said the Plenipotentiary Representative of the DND on the talks in Minsk Denis Putilin.
"The postponement of local elections in the Donbass was possible only with the full implementation of the Minsk agreements by the Ukrainian side. This decision was taken by us only to assist the Kiev time on tasks on their own shoulders obligations, "? writes " Donetsk news Agency ". Before Thursday, the Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko said that the conclusion to postpone the elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics have saved the Minsk agreement. Also Poroshenko said that the Donbass come this truce, but It's not the end of the war. Tuesday DND and LNR told about the consent to the Postponement of elections on October 18 and November 1 for the following year ". Kiev believes that to return to the legal field of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions want to cancel the election results November 2, 2014. The Commissioner of Kiev in the sub-group on humanitarian issues Iryna Gerashchenko Also said that the date of elections in Donetsk and Lugansk out Ukrainian Rada. Contact group on Ukraine in the near future will focus on the development of the law on local elections, which will give the opportunity to spend them in Accordance with the Minsk agreements, said the OSCE. This decision by the republics of Donbass applauded in the capital of Russia, in Ukraine, in Paris, the US and the EU. The Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko said that the Postponement of elections in self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics open the way for the return of Ukraine in the Donbas with the help of elections under the Ukrainian legislation. According to the source, the DPR and the LPR agreed to postpone the election with the abolition of "anti-terrorist" operations.