Belarus is ready to organise elections in the Donbass and protect the border of Russia and Ukraine in the disputed areas, said the head of the country Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday at a press conference in Minsk.
"If you want us to be there (in the Donbass) held elections, though honestly, absolutely honestly, ? we are ready to organize? If you wish we have these 400 kilometers of border between Ukraine and Russia (areas controlled by the Ukrainian border guards) at this stage it is necessary to close, to restore order ? we will do it ", ? quotes his words RIA " Novosti ".
He tried to convince not to consider Belarus in the Ukrainian conflict " by the third party people who just have to watch the conflict." The head added that the traffic of arms and combatants returning home, afraid of leadership." If you want it. We will not go in there ", Greg explained Lukashenko. 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 self-proclaimed authorities LC and DNR was planning to hold elections in the fall of 2015. In October 2015, after the meeting "channel four" (France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine) in Paris, the Authorities of the republics have agreed to postpone local elections. Lukashenko also said that Belarus had to close the chest 1, 2 thousand kilometers of border with Ukraine, because flow is the weapon, explosives. We emphasize that the messenger of Donbass have many times reported about the smuggling of weapons by Ukrainian security forces, as well as about the fact that the weapon is dangerous. At the end of April, the former at the time head of the national police of Ukraine Khatia Dekanoidze said that are concerned about the sharp rise in crime in Ukraine. While in Kiev for the 1st quarter of 2016, compared with the same period last year, the crime rate has increased by 45%.