The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that representatives of his country during the meeting of the trilateral contact group in Minsk on Tuesday will introduce changes to the electoral law.
"Today in Minsk, our delegates will present the concept of the electoral law and the changes that we agreed to work together to create the meeting in "Norman format" - he said, UNIAN reports.
The Ukrainian leader said that the Russian Federation as if " at the moment, in fact, frustrates implementation of the Minsk agreements ". On the first day of the week, the European Commissioner for neighbourhood policy and enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn said that Ukraine after the local elections should focus on reforms, including the law, in the context of implementation of the Minsk agreements. Local Elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday on the new electoral law. Regional, city and district councils elected under the proportional system with open lists. The results must be determined before November 4 and made public for five days. The election turnout was 46, and 62%. While human rights activists summed up many violations in the elections. So, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine received over 340 reports related to disabilities, and international observers public organization SILBA from Denmark noticed the possible facts of bribery of voters. About 20% of the polling stations in local elections in Ukraine was opened late, and 237 did not open at all. Elections were held in all regions, except for Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk, where they were cancelled. This is due to errors In printing ballots. In the Opposition bloc told that the responsibility for the violation of the electoral process in Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk is himself on the President of Ukraine Petra Poroshenko. Poroshenko told the Verkhovna Rada to amend the law to allow elections in Mariupol In the current year. Elections were not held on Kiev-controlled territories in 125 cities and towns of Donetsk region and in 146 – Luhansk that are in the area of So-called military operation of Kiev.