The head of Barack Obama at a meeting with the head of state of Russia Vladimir Putin wishes to discuss the situation in Ukraine, and among them the upcoming local elections, told reporters authorized the White house Celeste Wallander.
local elections in DND have to pass on October 18th-LPR - 1 November. The Ukrainian Government has appointed elections to local authorities on 25 October. Power DND and LNR has stated many times About the conduct of its local elections regardless of the wishes of Kiev and explained that Kiev is in the hands of individual adopted the law " On local elections ", not agreeing with Lugansk and Donetsk, which does not comply with the Minsk agreements.
"These elections are critical because they open the possibility For later implementation of the Minsk agreements, including special status for Eastern regions of Ukraine and constitutional reform, which is discussed in the Parliament," said Wallander.
She did not specify whether Obama to insist on any concrete actions from Russia in this regard, but made it clear that support for these elections is part of Russia's obligations at the time of the Minsk agreements.
According to Wallander, head of the U.S. Putin also declares About the necessity of transmission of an observation on the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Donbas government of Ukraine, and also On " the output until the end of the year all Russian military power ".
Ukrainian Authorities and Western countries blame the Russian Federation interference in the internal Affairs of Ukraine. Russia denies it and calls such accusations unacceptable. Moscow repeatedly stated that it is not a party to domestic conflict and is not privy to the events in the South-East, is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov said that statements About the presence of Russian troops in the Donbass unsubstantiated - no one until now could not present concrete facts, despite repeated accusations.