Moscow hopes that the decision of the Donetsk and Luhansk to postpone the elections will help the political settlement process in Ukraine, said on Thursday the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Important was the message of commissioners of Donetsk and Lugansk to postpone local elections in the Donbass in February 2016. We hope that this step will create a favorable atmosphere for further discussions on key issues of political settlement, which ultimately, will enable the parties to the conflict not only to discover common language and to bring closer the positions, but also to achieve mutually acceptable solutions to existing issues, " said Zakharova in the process of briefing.
Power DND and LNR 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.