The United States welcomes the decision of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republics concerning the postponement of local elections, as well as additional consensus on the withdrawal of weapons, said the Commissioner of the state Department mark Toner.
"The United States welcomes that Russia-backed separatists postponed once illegal local elections in Eastern Ukraine. The people who live there, deserve election officials in Accordance with international standards and in Accordance with the Ukrainian legislation monitored by the OSCE, as ordered in the Minsk agreements ", – quotes the expression Toner RIA " Novosti ". He added that the United States welcomes the agreement on the withdrawal of heavy weapons, and said that " it is critical that the OSCE had full access, including the border (with Russia) ".
the state Department believes the key to resolving the situation in Donbass is not so much the abolition of elections in DPR and LPR as full implementation of the Minsk agreements." We don't stop to consider that the Minsk agreement – is the best way of returning the sovereignty of Ukraine in the East, the best way to resume dialogue with the residents and improve life in the Donbas, but they must be fully respected, - has told the assistant Secretary the United States on issues of European and Eurasian Affairs, delivering a speech in the Marshall Fund in the U.S. capital.– It is not only the abolition sham election, (it should be) about the discharge of weapons, the OSCE tolerance and about not being afraid of anyone, neither Kiev nor Russia, nor Donbass." Tuesday DND and LNR told about the consent to the postponement of elections on October 18 and November 1 for the following year ". Contact group on Ukraine will focus on the development of the law on local elections, which will give the opportunity to spend them in Accordance with the Minsk agreements, said the OSCE. Press Secretary of the messenger of Kiev in the trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbass Daria olifer said that Kyiv welcomes the message of the authorized Donetsk and Lugansk National Republics on the abolition of local elections. The Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko said that the postponement of elections in self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk National republics open the way for the return of Ukraine in the Donbas with the help of elections under the Ukrainian legislation. Kiev believes that to return to the legal field of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions want to cancel the election results November 2, 2014. The Commissioner of Kiev in the sub-group on humanitarian issues Iryna Gerashchenko also said that the date of elections in Donetsk and Lugansk out Ukrainian Rada. The EU also applauded the decision of the DND and LNR told, because it will give the opportunity to make rules to prepare the vote properly and gives hope for a sustainable political solution to the conflict. From its part the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the Russian leadership welcomes the decision of the DPR and LPR. In support of this decision also expressed the head of the French Republic Francois Hollande. According to the source, the DPR and the LPR agreed to postpone the election with the abolition of "anti-terrorist" operations.