Elections in the Donbas can be held only after solving security issues, for example, after establishing surveillance over the border from the armed mission of the OSCE, said the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
"When Elections will be held? There are two positions. First - When they made the safety rules. And the second time by a vote of the Parliament ", - said Poroshenko. According to his statement, you First need to perform a consensus in the security sector, implementing a ceasefire, the withdrawal of, the operation And access of the OSCE, as well as among them on the border, the release of the hostages And only then raise the question of the adoption of the law on elections, RIA " Novosti "." First, the security issues - then the political component didn't We afraid of free And democratic elections in the Donbass? No. But We have to make the rules for these elections. At the moment, And Madame (German Chancellor Angela) Merkel And (foreign Minister Frank-Walter) Steinmeier And the leaders of many countries state that in present conditions for elections in the Donbass " - said Poroshenko." in the first stage, i.e. the stage before the election, We have a duty to oversee the armed border from the OSCE mission until the second day after the election, We are obliged to ensure taking under the supervision of the Ukrainian military border. It now Is in Minsk (Minsk agreements) And It has to be specified in the "road map" with clear date And clear responsibility, " - said Poroshenko.
Poroshenko hopes that the process of agreeing a "road map" on implementation of the Minsk agreements will be completed before the end of November: "We came to a consensus about the fact that we in the near future meet diplomatic advisers, the leadership of the member countries" Norman Quartet ", And no later than November will be a Meeting of foreign Ministers " channel four ", which will prepare a follow-up summit, which will be approved roadmap "." I think We have to insist that This was done (approved road map). If This is not done, then the EU Council, which will take place in the beginning of winter, the leaders of the countries-EU members will have every reason to continue And to strengthen the punishment, " - said Poroshenko. Thus, according to him, the Ukrainian side has made the EU proposal in this case to extend the punishment of six months and a year." Myth 1-yy, There are some closed consensus in Minsk that as long as not yet known to the public or to our partners. I Wish principally to refute It. This is unusual style for European policy ", - said Poroshenko. According to his statement, all the consensus in Minsk in the form of a set of measures Protocol of 5 September, of the Memorandum clearly manifest." There are also other myths about the fact that Minsk has exhausted itself And as if There is some other alternative. Emphasize that at the moment Minsk Is the only road to peace ", - said the head of Ukraine. On Wednesday in Berlin, was the 1st this year, the summit " channel four ", which was attended by the leaders of Russia, Germany, Ukraine And France Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Petro Poroshenko And Francois Hollande. The meeting began Wednesday evening And lasted about five hours, ending after midnight.