Elections in Donbas must be held in Accordance with the settings of the Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE, and immigrants must have the opportunity to take part in them, said Thursday the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"We demand that Elections are obliged to pass on liberated from the occupation of the territory, they must also meet the criteria and standards ODIHR and the OSCE noted that at the time the displaced persons must have the right to vote, the Ukrainian political forces are obliged to implement the activities in the territories liberated from occupation, and the Ukrainian mass media are obliged to provide the campaign during the preparation for elections in the liberated territory," said Poroshenko.
According to him, For Kiev it is important that Local Elections were held besprepyatstvenno." For us it will be important that the Elections be held besprepyatstvenno and the free will of the Inhabitants was ensured in full force, " said Poroshenko.
Regular Elections to local government bodies will be held in Ukraine on October 25. Under the new rules, regional, city and district councils will be elected under the proportional system with the so-called open lists, and Elections of deputies of village councils under the majority system of relative majority. In elections are not available to take blocks of political parties, the electoral threshold For parties is raised from 3% to 5%.
Local Elections are not held in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where Kiev is conducting military action.
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 Donbass is discussed as well as among them during the meeting in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year had already taken 3 of the document, regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict.