Transfer of local Donetsk and Lugansk elections in 2016 - a forced measure, it would be possible this year, if Kyiv is performed by " Minsk-2 ", says the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
"The postponement of local elections in Donetsk and Luhansk next year is a forced measure. Their conduct In the current year would be maybe if Kiev clearly fulfill the Minsk agreement of 12 February and agreed on with the DPR and LPR issues of organization of elections and has enacted the law "on special status of Donbass" in its original form, "- said Putin, speaking mass media of the Russian Federation and Turkey at the beginning of the G20 summit in Turkey, reports RIA " Novosti ".
"at the present time, when, at last, managed to establish a truce in the area, it is important that the parties to the conflict began to work together to find common ground, move To a common denominator. We need to learn to listen and hear one another. This will be based upon the achievement of compromise decisions, " He said." However, there remains a Risk of transforming the Donbas into a frozen conflict. It is the policy of Kiev, which continues to increase the blockade of the South-East, not let me there with no food, no money, dismantled the banking system, blocked the export ", - Putin said. He said that during the 2014 negotiations the parties to the conflict have agreed not only on ceasefire, but also about the steps to restore the life of the region, and among them was the need for the adoption of economic revival of Donbass. This same issue was discussed at subsequent meetings, He added." It is fair to say that some progress is still there: the parties restored railway letter, which can deliver coal of the Donbass in other regions of Ukraine, work is underway to establish a supply. Issues associated with the restoration of the water supply system. Russia with private parties continues to assist the Donbass, who found himself in a precarious humanitarian situation ", - said Putin. The Director added that since August last year there was imported more than 50 thousand tons of humanitarian cargo." We think the most important thing, the people that the Kiev authorities abandoned to their fate, forced to the brink of survival. It is our duty to render them all necessary assistance ", - noted Putin. On 6 October the Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic agreed to the Postponement of local elections for 2016 with full implementation by Kyiv of political points of Minsk-2. For example, Ukraine is obliged to provide the Donbass special status, to prevent the persecution and reward participants in the events on the territories of DNR and LNR, and re-vote for amendments to the Constitution in new, coherent with the new Russia edition. According to the decrees of the heads of the breakaway republics, in DND the elections will be held April 20, at the LC – 21 February 2016.