Kelin: the question of the OSCE to monitor the elections in the Donbass need to discuss
Question OSCE observer during the local elections in Donbas must aluminates in the sub-group on political issues in Minsk of the trilateral contact group, said Last news Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Andrey Kelin.
"There is a General rule that the ODIHR (OSCE Office for democratic institutions and human rights - ed.) sends observers at the invitation of the country in which elections are held, i.e., at the invitation of the authorities. In relation to the Donbass and it is expected to discuss and agree in the relevant sub-group on political issues (Minsk of the trilateral contact group - ed.) about how there have the opportunity to be involved observers. But this process has not even begun, this Question was not discussed, " said Kelin.
He explained that " in the Minsk agreements says that local elections in the Donbass will be held under the supervision from the Bureau and this app is now supposed to be created ".
before the last working day of the week the head of the ODIHR Director Michael Georg link said that the Bureau conducts election observation only at the invitation of the States-participants of OSCE.
The constitutional Commission of Ukraine last week approved the draft changes to the Constitution of the country in terms of decentralization. The Commission adopted the draft does not provide for a special status for certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, but only prescribes that He be Appointed a special legislative act. The rule of the sequence of Commission of local government in certain areas of Donbass on the basis of the law is proposed to consolidate the transitional provisions of the Constitution.
Authorized self-proclaimed DND and LNR believe that introducing a constitutional change did not relate to the Minsk peace process. Because of this, the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko on Thursday said that within the self-proclaimed Republic introduced a special regime of self-government