The head of the Luhansk and Donetsk national republics without the help of Kiev will decide whether to Take part in the elections, now we have to focus on the performance of the Minsk agreement, said the leader of the LPR Igor Carpenter.
"To take or not to participate in elections, we will solve on their own and without Peter (Poroshenko) - when the time comes to elections. But currently I would have made the initiative focus on the paragraph preceding the paragraph on the holding of elections in our territory, "said Carpenter, reports" Luhansk information center ". According to Carpenter, Ukraine has not made a big progress in the execution of Complex of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements." Until now none of the items of the package of measures by Ukraine in full and on time has not been implemented ", - noted Carpentry. On the first day of the weekend Poroshenko in interview to television channel "inter" has said that Ukraine should implement the reintegration of the occupied areas the DNR and LC, and the respect of elections in the Donbas can be only in case if they go according to the Ukrainian laws. However, the Head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said on the need to immediately give the Donbass special status. In addition, Lavrov said that the leaders of the DNR and LC Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Carpenter are recognized leaders of the self-proclaimed people's Republic, because they had signed received the blessing of the UN security Council Minsk consensus on the situation in Ukraine. on March 17, people's deputies of the Verkhovna Rada adopted amendments in the law on the special status of Donbass, according to which some areas of Donbass beyond the control of Kiev, will be endowed with a special status only after the local elections according to the laws of Ukraine and under the supervision of international observers. Also, the Parliament adopted a resolution on the recognition of individual areas of Donbass occupied at the time. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia S. V. Lavrov had previously stated that the decision of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the status of Donbass violate the Minsk consensus, in fact they're rewritten.