The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has threatened to continue the expansion of sanctions against Russia in response to the decision of the proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics to hold elections in local authorities.
"The continuation and extension of sanctions obligated be the answer to the so-called DPR and LPR elections in the Donbass ", – wrote Poroshenko on Twitter.
on Wednesday, Authorities proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic called for the election on October 18. Remember, last week the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree on ensuring the holding of "a democratic, fair and transparent" elections in local authorities in Ukraine on October 25. The Authorities LNR appointed local elections on November 1, but in DND they are required to take 18 October. Poroshenko said 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. 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. 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. The head 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.