Ukraine After the local elections should focus on reforms, said the European Commissioner for neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn.
"After the local elections in Ukraine should focus on reforms, including the law, in the context of implementation of the Minsk agreements," said Khan on Twitter.
Local Elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday on the new electoral law. Regional, city and district councils elected under the proportional system with open lists. The results must be determined before November 4 and made public for five days. The election turnout was 46, and 62%. The turnout at the elections of the mayor of Kiev and the city Council of the capital of Ukraine was 41, 87%. The Kyiv city Council said that the Elections in the capital of Ukraine can be considered valid, but received 350 messages about different violations during the voting. So, observers of international public organization SILBA (support Initiative for liberty and democracy) from Denmark, who has followed the local elections in Ukraine, highlighted the possible facts of bribery of voters. In addition, human rights defenders concluded, and the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine received over 340 reports related to violations during the elections. About 20% of the polling stations in local elections in Ukraine were opened with a delay, 237 does not open at all. Elections were held in all regions, Except for Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk, where they were cancelled. This is due to errors in printing ballots. In the Opposition bloc told that the responsibility for the violation of the electoral process in Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk is himself on the President of Ukraine Petra Poroshenko. Poroshenko told the Verkhovna Rada to amend the law to allow elections in Mariupol In the current year. Elections were not held on Kiev-controlled territories in 125 cities and towns of Donetsk region and in 146 – Luhansk that are in the area of So-called military operation of Kiev.