Elections in the Donbas militants on the streets is unacceptable, – Parubiy

Выборы на Донбассе с боевиками на улицах недопустимы, - Парубий

Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy paruby believes that holding elections in the occupied territories of Donbass is possible only if all points of the Minsk agreements, as well as provide security. He declared it in interview “Interfax-Ukraine”.

According to him, it is necessary to create the preconditions for the mechanism of expression.

“Discussion on elections must be philosophical in nature and not just technical. And for this to be the preconditions that would ensure the mechanism for the election,” he said.

The speaker stressed that elections are the Supreme instrument of democracy that can only work if you create a set of freedoms – of speech and choice, and safety.

“For example, closing borders (uncontrolled part of the Russian-Ukrainian border, – ed.) is a technical thing that can be identified by date and media – are war, are the guards. The holding of elections is not a technical thing,” said Parubiy.

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The Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament considers unacceptable the conduct of elections, when the streets of settlements of Donbass there are fighters with guns.

However, he stressed that “elections are the top of the pyramid to which it is possible to get simply by ensuring that all of the above”.

“I am a supporter of the Minsk agreements, to our citizens in the temporarily occupied territory, and other citizens of Ukraine can exercise your right to choose the leaders who will operate on the principle of trust, not who has more of a gang of militants”, – said Parubiy.

On the eve of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that already there is in fact a coherent concept of the legislation for holding local elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The head of state noted that the elections in Donbas possible only after safety, the introduction of the OSCE police mission deployment and the return of Kiev control over the border.