The solution of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics to appoint local elections on October 18 and November 1 and not completely in February 2016, does not mean that the chance to continue the exchange of political views with no more Kiev, said on Thursday the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We believe this step leaves the chances of the continuation of discussions on key problems of a political settlement to overcome the existing differences, and for this reason they should use it," Zakharov said at the press conference, RIA " Novosti ". September 22 Authorized Lugansk and Donetsk people's republics made the offer schedule of the timing of political points of the Minsk agreements, involving the conduct of elections in the Donbass on 21 February 2016. However, Ambassador for special assignments of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba called "cynical trolling" such a proposal is authorized DND and LNR. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko before threatened to pursue the extension of the punishment relative to Russia in response to the Decision of the proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics to hold elections in local authorities. On September 16 the head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko, despite pressure from Kiev, said that it has appointed elections to local authorities of Donetsk national Republic on 18 October, the head LNR Igor Carpenter has appointed date of elections on November 1.