Japan does not recognize the results of "elections" in Eastern Ukraine, if held, said the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe at a meeting with the head of state of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
"Japan does not recognize the results of" elections ", if they take place, "– RIA "news" message Abaco reference to the press service of the Ukrainian President.
According to first Vice speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy, the elections in LNR AND DND will mean the unilateral withdrawal of militia from Minsk agreements And the severance agreements. Against this background, 22 of September, the government proclaimed republics made a proposal to Kiev " compromise ": to make the most of local elections – deputies of councils of different levels in DND AND LNR on 21 February. However, the Ambassador for special assignments of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba called "cynical trolling" the proposal of the authorized DND AND LNR. The head of Ukraine said that " the fake elections in the occupied territories of Donbass will destroy the peace process ". At the same time the official authorized Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the decision proclaimed DND AND LNR to hold 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 Kiev anymore." We believe that such a 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 ", - has declared she. 25 September in Lugansk people's Republic began the nomination of candidates for participation in the local elections, scheduled for November 1, – that candidates for 14 posts of heads of municipal And district administrations is five days. In the Donetsk Republic registration of candidates began, where it is expected to select 17 heads of cities And districts. Started the election campaign in local elections, And Ukraine, where local elections are planned for 25 October, will be the large-scale – be elected will be elected representatives of regional, district, city councils, village councils, and mayors of cities And districts.