Forced elections. Ukraine pushing for LDNR

Принуждение к выборам. На Украину давят из-за ЛДНР

Elections in the Donbas gradually become the Central issue of peaceful settlement in Eastern Ukraine.

The West insists on holding elections in the Donbass.

Meanwhile, the separatists postpone their vote hoping that Ukraine until the end of the first half of 2016 will be able to resolve the issue with the elections at the legislative level.

But in Kiev to take on problem subject is not in a hurry.

Correspondent.net to understand what is going on around the elections on the separatist-occupied territories.

The West insists

Earlier in the week the Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault visited Moscow, where he made several loud statements about Donbass.

“The Kiev authorities should fulfill their obligations and to implement the reform, including to include the amendment to the Constitution on the special status of Donbass and the amendment on the electoral process in the Donbass”, – the diplomat said at a press conference following the meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

“I hope that it will be possible to achieve these results by the end of the first half of this year,” said the Frenchman.

However, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow said that “elections cannot be held if the security situation will continue as it is now.”

The progress of the separatists

In the self-proclaimed “Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics” simultaneously announced the postponement of its own ”local elections”.

So in DPR voting was moved from April 20 to 24 July, and in the LPR since 24 April, 24 July.

All hope to win

The head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko believes that the conflict in the Donbass can be completed until the end of the year.

“I hope that in this year. But not the fact. We are trying to solve all the world”, – said Zakharchenko, answering questions of inhabitants of Donetsk, the end of the conflict.

Adviser to the head of the SBU Yuriy Tandit, in turn, I am sure that very soon Kiev will regain control over Donbass.

“If we openly start to attack, we could lose a lot of our guys, as we were well armed. The dynamics of the event suggests that this year will actively be events that will help us to return the territories, all this goes,” said Tandit.

In Ukraine think about the election

At the end of March the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the Ukrainian authorities are ready to hold fair elections in Donbas and to cooperate with the choices that will make the Ukrainian people.

Also Poroshenko stressed that peace is something to aspire to and Donbass, and Ukraine.

“We are ready to restore Ukrainian sovereignty in the Donbass. That is what the Ukrainian people, something to aspire to Donbass”, – wrote the President on Twitter.

“The Minsk agreements clearly provide for the restoration of Ukrainian sovereignty in the occupied part of Donbass through the election procedure. If someone who has not dirtied his hands with the blood who have Ukraine in their hearts decide to participate in this election and will be elected by the people of Donbass, I, as President, I will deal with him”, he said.

While there is no money

Even in terms of dealing with security, while the funding of elections in the occupied territories is impossible, said the representative of the political subgroup of the Trilateral contact group Immortal novel.

“The Ukrainian side raised the issue that even when addressing issues related to security, in the current circumstances, the financing of elections in the occupied territories is impossible,” he said.

“The banking system does not work there. Need to restore the real Ukrainian government, without it the state could not Finance the elections. In the current circumstances, any funding would mean the financing of the illegal regime in the occupied territories,” – said the Immortal.

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