The head of Ukrainian government Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that his Party "national front" has decided not to nominate candidates to participate in local elections in Ukraine on 25 October.
"The party" national front " does not nominate their candidates for the local elections, we took full responsibility for the state of Affairs in the country, we are reforming ... This is not national elections - local elections, and the people of Ukraine are obliged to elect new commissioners in local authorities ", - said Yatsenyuk, RIA " Novosti ". According to his statement, the coalition that exists in the Verkhovna Rada, is the main source for the continuation of reforms, and at this stage it is very important to preserve the unity of the coalition, despite the holding of local elections. He tried to convince all the "democratic party" to the mutual work on them. Yatsenyuk also welcomed the merger of the party " Block Petro Poroshenko's Solidarity party with a SHOT of the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko, who was elected head of the Pro-presidential party United. On 6 August, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed the law " On local elections ". But the day before the speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Groysman said that the Ukrainian leadership is not going to hold local elections in the Donbas region and give the region a special status. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation announced that Kiev's actions as regarding constitutional reform and local elections in the Donbass do not meet the "spirit and letter" of a complex of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements.