Angelina Timofeeva. European efforts to resolve the conflict in Ukraine in "Normandy format" hope that the ceasefire will be observed, and the conclusion to postpone the elections in Donetsk and Lugansk - final, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The announcement she made, a speech on Wednesday a joint statement with French President Francois Hollande in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Broadcast of live performances leading German television channel.
"We are currently working on (a settlement in Ukraine - ed.) to resolve this conflict, in the" Normandy format ", and last Friday took place the dialogue in France, in Paris, which give us hope that at least the ceasefire will be respected, and, eventually, turned out to come to a common opinion about the postponement of the elections in Donetsk and Lugansk, " - said Merkel.
Power DND and LNR on Tuesday agreed to postpone local elections for 2016. During this period of time the Ukrainian Authorities will be obliged to enforce all taken on their own shoulders in Minsk obligations, namely: to provide the Donbass special status, to prevent the persecution and reward the participants within DND and LNR, and also to take amendments to the Constitution in new, coherent with the self-proclaimed republics of edition. Kiev welcomed the postponement of elections, but also demands the cancellation of the election results of November 2, 2014 in DNR and LNR and informs about the need to adopt a special law on the elections within the limits of separate regions of Donbass.