Ukraine and its European partners have disagreements about the order of events to allow the elections in the Donbass, said 1st Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Irina Gerashchenko.
Gerashchenko said that Ukraine in the negotiations in Minsk insists that the key principles for holding elections in the Donbass " should be not only security, but security is not 3 days without attacks, and permanent peace ", but " the withdrawal of Russian troops from the occupied territory ", UNIAN reports. Also, in her expressions, "a prerequisite is the connection to the Ukrainian media" to make possible the election could have been held in Accordance with the high standards of the OSCE.
"as long as none of these points – is neither for security nor for others, as a prerequisite for the possibility of holding elections in the Donbass - no compromise ", - said Gerashchenko. Thus, as stressed by the 1st Deputy of the head of the Council, " the European partners insisted on the parallel execution and of the item for security, and political points "." The Ukrainian side told about the sequence, because the story of parallelism is not realistic, " - said Gerashchenko. She said that as long as the Donbas are shooting, as long as there are, in her terms, " more than 40 thousand Illegal armed men, of which more than 6 thousand Russian military personnel ", none of the Ukrainian and European observers " will not go there "." If the European Parliament has officially banned its employees to visit the Donbass for one hour, because it's dangerous there, how you can conduct elections there?", - said Gerashchenko. However, She added that " If we need a useless scrap of paper - just to put a tick that We are all settled, it is possible today to say that they (referring to elections)"." Ukraine also insists on the return observations over the border. The border with a hole in 400 kilometres... We wish to provide safe Ukraine, for this reason the border should be controlled, " - said Gerashchenko. Last week a press-the Secretary of the messenger of Kiev in the contact group Leonid Kuchma Daria olifer said that the Holding of elections in uncontrolled Kiev territory of Donbass Until not possible. Before that, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the elections in the Donbas can be held only after solving security issues, for example, after establishing surveillance over the border from armed of the OSCE mission. The head of the foreign Ministry Pavlo Klimkin on the last working day of the week acknowledged the correction of the position of Kiev on the issue of Donbass, saying that the elections have the opportunity to pass even before the boundaries of the Ukrainian power structures. The print edition GLANCE, a detailed analysis of the meaning of this message. Western countries are pushing for the implementation of the agreements approved by all sides to the text. So, the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande said that Ukraine is first required to undergo elections and reforms. The holding of local elections in the Donbass – one of the key stages to resolve the conflict in Ukraine According to the Minsk agreements. The authorities proclaimed DND and LNR repeatedly stated that the electoral process must be harmonized with them. However, Kiev until now not adopted the necessary legislative acts.