Held on Sunday in Ukraine Local Elections did not contribute to the elimination of the split in society, told in the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
the Ministry also told that the Elections were far from universal standards of objectivity and is unlikely to have the opportunity to serve as a model of democracy, reports RIA " Novosti ".
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%. The international observers of public organization SILBA (support Initiative for liberty and democracy) from Denmark, who has followed the local elections in Ukraine, highlighted the possible facts of bribery of voters. In addition, human rights defenders concluded, and the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine received over 340 reports related to violations during the elections. About 20% of the polling stations in local elections in Ukraine were opened with a delay, 237 does not open at all. Elections were held In all regions, Except for Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk, where they were cancelled. 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. Tuesday was published the European external action service (EBU) according to the results of local elections, stating that the Ukrainian authorities should as a matter of priority to hold Local Elections in Mariupol, Krasnoarmiisk and Svatovo.