DNR authorities expect observers from Europe, the elections in Donbass
The self-proclaimed authorities of Donetsk national Republic expect the presence of observers from European countries in the elections in the Donbass 18 October, said on the last working day of the week correspondents Plenipotentiary representative of the DND on Minsk talks Denis Putilin.
first head of the Bureau for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) Michael link said that the Observers Bureau will go to elections in the Donbass only if there is an official invitation of Kiev.
"This issue is being dealt currently responsible citizens. Election observers will be. Hope there will be Commissioners from European countries ", - said Pushilin.
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 the insertion in the Constitution of Ukraine, the changes are not related 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. He also announced that elections of heads of cities and districts of the Republic will be held on October 18.
at rallies in early April of this past year the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the development of " people's republics ". After held in may referendum of the Republic declared its sovereignty and later formed the Union of " new Russia ", put together their own authorities. The second of November in DND and LNR elections of heads of republics and deputies of the parliaments. Kiev DND and LNR not recognized and began against the inhabitants of the region force special operation. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people.