The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine did not support the elections in the Donbass, to restore the full surveillance on the border line with Russia, said the head of the Odessa region, the former head of Georgia Mikhail Saakashvili.
"They (the representatives of France, Germany and Russia in the "channel format" ) continue to ignore the main requirement of Ukraine ? first, to restore control on the border and then talking about the elections in the Donbass. Anyway half-hearted decisions which will lead to the legalization of the occupation is unlikely to pass in Parliament, and even if held, will not be accepted by the public of Ukraine ", ? Saakashvili wrote on Facebook.
We emphasize that the order of implementation of the agreements clearly spelled out in the Minsk agreements, But Kiev refuses to follow it. 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 LNR and DNR was planning to hold elections even in the fall of 2015. However, in October 2015 after the meeting, "Norman four" in Paris the Authorities of the republics have agreed to postpone local elections. On Wednesday in Berlin, was the 1st this year, the summit " channel four ", in which participated the leaders of Russia, Germany, Ukraine and France Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Petro Poroshenko and Francois Hollande. The meeting began Wednesday evening and lasted about five hours, ending after midnight. The results of the talks, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the "Normandy four" agreed on a number of positions about what has to be done in the near future to resolve the situation in the Donbass. As said the head of the international Department of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev, the Meeting in the "Normandy format" in Berlin, provided that the Minsk agreement alive, As does the Minsk process.