The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that the date of the local elections on the territories controlled by the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk people's republics must be defined after adoption of the corresponding law.
"the leader has condemned the fresh plans of the leaders of the so-called leadership of DND and LNR to hold local elections in 2016. According to the President, the date of local elections will be defined after adoption by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the relevant law on the basis of Ukrainian law and with the standards of the OSCE / ODIHR, " - said in the report on the official Internet representation of the head of the country according to the results of the meeting Poroshenko with a group of U.S. senators.
in addition, the supervisor informed the American side about the situation in the Donbass, for example, about the ceasefire and the agreement to cancel the elections in LNR and DND. However, drew attention Poroshenko, there are no other positive signs and results, for example, keeping full access relying SMM of the OSCE and release of hostages and illegally convicted.
in this regard, Poroshenko tried to convince the USA together with partners in the European Union to make every effort to provide clear and strict implementation of the Minsk agreements of the Russian Federation and militias.
Power DND and LNR agreed to postpone local elections for the following year. During this period of time Ukraine will be obliged to fulfill all its 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 vote to clarify the Constitution in a 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.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbas region is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.