The Central election Commission of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic has received more than 70 candidates for the elections of heads of cities and regions, said the head of the CEC DND Roman Lygin.
first it was claimed that the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko has signed a decree on the holding of local elections on October 18.
"The latest figures that I had on the status this morning: "Donetsk Republic" filed documents 13 subjects, from "Free Donbass" - 12. Independent candidates - for about 46 " - quoted lyagin Donetsk news Agency.
The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities in the South-East of Ukraine 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.
at rallies in early April of this past year the residents of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, do not recognise the legitimacy of the February coup, announced the development of " people's republics ". After held in may referendum of the Republic declared its sovereignty, put together their own authorities. The second of November in DND and LNR elections of heads of republics and deputies of the parliaments. Kiev DND and LNR will not recognize. The Ukrainian authorities in April last year began military action against the republics. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began almost 7, 9 thousand people.