The opinions of experts on the application of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation About the readiness of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics to hold local elections under Ukrainian law, divided by the reviews of one of them, the desire of LNR and DNR agree on the issue with Kiev gives hope for consensus, the other believes that the appeal of the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov " nothing new ".
first of leaders "channel four" Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko agreed on over the next weeks to make a decision on the elections in the Donbass on the basis of the laws of Ukraine and OSCE standards. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Lavrov on Thursday said that the DPR and LPR are ready to hold elections under Ukrainian law, and want to negotiate about it with Kiev.
Ukrainian specialist Mikhail Pavliv in explanation of the Last news on Thursday expressed the view that Kiev is not ready to engage in direct dialogue with DND and LNR ON the possibility of conducting elections in the Donbass by the Ukrainian laws.
"It seems to me that the position of official Kiev in question was unambiguous: Kiev is not ready to debate for the elections with illegal groups in Ukraine. For this reason, the message can rather be regarded as blackmail of the Russian foreign Ministry, as an attempt to put pressure on Kiev. So to demonstrate that the unrecognized institutions ready to meet the requirements of the Minsk Protocol, " said Pavliv.
Political analyst Andrei Zolotarev believes that the message of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation About the readiness of the self-proclaimed republics to have a dialogue with Kiev on election gives hope that the parties can reach a compromise.
"To trumpet fanfare about the fact that Everything is getting better, until early. But as long as there is a chance on the understanding that a consensus will be found. So far, the statements of the DPR and LPR excluded the question of understanding, as according to Ukrainian legislation elections will be held on October 25. And DPR and LPR announce other dates. For this reason, this calls into question the preparedness to hold elections under the Ukrainian legislation, " - said on Thursday Zolotarev in explanation of the Last news .
Pavliv believes that his statement of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation is trying to push Kiev towards the fulfillment of the Minsk agreements and the settlement of the situation in the Donbass.
"in this statement (the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Lavrov ed.), nothing new has been said. The requirement to hold elections under Ukrainian law is the norm of the Minsk agreements. The fact is that in Accordance with paragraph 4 and eleven of the Minsk agreements, the parties were obliged to come to a consensus On the modalities of the elections, as they will be under the guidance of some authorities. All these issues are not resolved. And the fact that elections will be held under Ukrainian law, and under the auspices of the OSCE, is part of the Minsk agreements, none refused, " said Bortnik.
according to his vision, DND and LNR agreed to hold elections under Ukrainian law, But do not agree to allow bureaucrats to hold these elections. The expert believes that the self-proclaimed Republic want to enforce Ukrainian laws. For this reason, in his vision, the situation is still a stalemate.
The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. The Authorities LNR appointed local elections on November 1, But in DND they are required to take 18 October. Poroshenko have said before, that Donetsk and Lugansk are obliged to dispense with the holding of local elections, and tried to convince them to immediately begin discussions on the modalities of their conduct according to the Ukrainian laws.
The authorities of Donetsk and Lugansk national republics many times stated About the conduct of local elections regardless of the wishes of Kiev. However, they explained that the appointment date of the local elections due to the fact that Kiev is in the hands of individual adopted the law " On local elections ", not agreeing with LNR and DND, which does not comply with the Minsk agreements.