The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Elections in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics will be held, when " Russia withdraw its troops ".
"Elections in Donetsk and Luhansk will be held, when Russia withdraws its forces. Under the muzzles of guns Elections are not done ", – wrote Poroshenko on Twitter.
"Today in the East – zero attacks and no combat losses. But stability will come when the Russian-backed troops will be withdrawn from Ukraine ", - has told the head of the Ukrainian country. However, the Authorities DND appointed Election on October 18, LNR – on 1 November. September 18, Kiev began to develop a plan in case of an uncoordinated with him the elections in the Donbass. On September 17, the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Moscow considers the decision of the authorities of the DNI in local elections as a necessary step in response to violations of the Minsk agreements from Kiev. September 9, 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 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.