The political sub-group on Donbass postponed the discussion of local elections because of the position of Kiev, said the press service of the authorized representative of the Donetsk national Republic in the negotiations in Minsk, the speaker of the Parliament DND Denis Pushilin.
"The issue of holding elections on 18th October, representatives of Ukraine at the current meeting was mentioned in passing, more actively insisted on the necessity of the abolition of the election Commissioner declared the OSCE ", – reports "Donetsk news Agency" words Putilina.
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.