The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that he had signed a decree on ensuring the holding of "a democratic, fair and transparent" elections in local authorities in Ukraine on October 25.
"Right now I'm going to sign the decree, which has the name" on ensuring the holding of democratic, fair and transparent local elections on 25 October… is Our obligation, as the Central government, to provide the excellent conduct of these elections, as was held presidential and parliamentary Firm ", – Poroshenko said at the Council for regional development, having signed the decree.
He said that " every head of regional administration head is responsible… for cleanliness and congruence of all stages of elections OSCE standards, European norms of political culture ", RIA " Novosti ". However, the mission of the Office for democratic institutions and human rights of the Organization for security and cooperation in the European Union (OSCE / ODIHR) did not want to participate in observing the elections in the territories proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk national republics. On the first day of the week the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin met with the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini said that the holding of local elections in Donetsk and Luhansk will lead to the disruption of the Minsk agreements. Remember, July 2, the head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko has announced that the October 18 elections of heads of cities and districts of the DPR. In DND Also said that the elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics will be held legally agreed upon with the authorized DND and LNR, but such approval will not be contrary to the law on elections in Ukraine. Also on August 29 meeting of the Central election Commission of Ukraine announced the districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, where on October 25 will not be held local elections.