Further productive discussion on the organization of local elections in the Donbass can be only after the refusal of the militia from intentions to hold elections on October 18 and November 1, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
Poroshenko said about it in the first day of the week at the meeting with Ukraine's representative to the trilateral contact group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass Leonid Kuchma and representatives of Kiev in subgroups.
"The President has made the initiative in the work of the subgroup on political issues based on the premise that Further productive discussion on the organization of local elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions may only be after will be given a clear message about the rejection of the intent to hold pseudo-elections on 18 October and 1 November. The Manager said that in the past year, holding fake elections on November 2 in fact disrupted the implementation of the Minsk agreements ", – reported in the report of the press service of on the Internet office of the Ukrainian President. The Parliament of Ukraine appointed on 25 October local elections, the possibility of making elections in Kiev-controlled territories in Donbas will determine the Central election Commission (CEC). Remember, the election of Directors of the cities and regions of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic will take place on November 1, people's Republic of Donetsk – 18 November. The head of the Bureau for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) Michael link stated that the observers Bureau will go to elections in the Donbass only if there is an official invitation of Kiev. Washington, for its part, said that the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk is contrary to the Minsk agreements.