Kiev stubbornly refuses approval of Donetsk and Lugansk modalities of local elections, said Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich.
"Kiev stubbornly refuses approval of Donetsk and Lugansk modalities of local elections. Colleagues state that elections must be conducted in Accordance with Ukrainian legislation. But the most important element of this law to date is not valid ", - said Lukashevich, speaking at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council. The text of his speech published in the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
According to Lukashevich, the story is About the law " On temporary order of local government in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ", due to which issues relating to local elections, must be discussed and agreed in Accordance with the twelfth paragraph of the Minsk package of measures.
"from Donetsk and Luhansk real proposals were passed many times before, and among them at the last meeting of the contact group. There is a readiness to accept international observers, Including ODIHR, the OSCE ", - he stressed, noting that " amendments to the Constitution do not take into account the peculiarities of individual regions of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, agreed with the commissioners of these districts ".
"No agreement with them was conducted. All This gives you the opportunity to accept the allegations as if conscientious execution of the Kiev's obligations under the Minsk agreements. This is as long as an imitation. Sure the Western countries that support the current government in Kiev to help them gain the necessary will and determination to eliminate obstacles to the actual implementation of the Minsk package of measures, " the Russian diplomat.