Preliminary popular expression of the will began on Sunday on the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics.
"Prior public expression of the will began. Stations opened, " said Commissioner of the Interim electoral Commission (V?KA) of the DNI." At this point in time the information received from all precinct election commissions - all Stations opened ", - transfers words of the head of the V?KA Andrew Korzhevskogo RIA " Novosti ".
One of the goals of the preliminary public voting in the DNI - to show the world the possibility of works within the self-proclaimed Republic elections, which will meet all standards. Also the DNR wants to demonstrate his political viability. In Lugansk people's Republic equal to 8. 00 opened all 80 sections for a preliminary public voting, said a member of the Provisional election Commission Sergey Zhabin." as of 8 am, in all 54 districts, 80 polling stations have been opened, " said Zhabin. He noticed that in each area there is a full members of the precinct election Commission consists of 9 people. Only precinct election commissions employs 720 people. Participate in the primaries in the LC 234 candidate for positions in local governments. The voting process is observed by more than 30 foreign observers. However, on September 22 the head of the Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpenter did not rule out that Elections in local Authorities have the opportunity to move in the spring of 2017. The elections in the LPR was scheduled for 6 November. September 7, Kyiv said that Ukraine is concerned about the organization of elections in the DNI and believes it is not in line with the Minsk agreements. On 20 September the 1st Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko said that the Elections in DND and LNR have the opportunity to take place only after the occurrence of a " sustainable world ", complete disarmament of the militias and observation of Kiev over the border Between Ukraine and Russia. On 14 September the French foreign Ministry said that Kiev is obliged to adopt the law on elections in the Donbass, and to provide special status to the region, is the political condition of the meeting in the Normandy format. 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.