Kuchma sees no conditions for the elections in the Donbass

Кучма не видит условий для выборов на Донбассе

In Minsk there took place the negotiations on the Donbass, where for the second year discussed the ceasefire in the region.

In the Donbass there are no conditions for holding elections, without addressing the safety issues go to the political is not possible, said the press Secretary of representative of Kiev in the contact group Leonid Kuchma Daria olifer following the meeting the group in Minsk.

“During a meeting of the tripartite contact group Leonid Kuchma reiterated the position of the Ukrainian side: without a solution to block issues on security impossible to go to the political issues, including the question of elections in non-government controlled parts of Donbass: at present there are no conditions for their conduct,” wrote olifer in Facebook.

Also, according to her, Kiev hopes that the agreement on a cease-fire on the eve of Easter will give momentum to address security issues in the Donbass. Earlier on Friday, the participants of the contact group made a statement about its support for the regime of complete ceasefire, which should come from 30 April 2016.

“This announcement is a continuation of the peace initiatives of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. It is hoped that this statement will give impetus to resolution of the problems of the block of questions on security,” she said.

Olifer also posted a photocopy of the statement of the Tripartite liaison group on the outcome of this meeting, which was read to journalists by the special representative of the OSCE Martin sajdik. He also noted that the subgroup agreed on the opening of the checkpoint in Stanitsa Luganskaya, starting from April 30. In addition, SMM will coordinate the work at the checkpoint in the village of Golden.

Кучма не видит условий для выборов на Донбассе


Earlier, the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power during a meeting of the UN security Council in new York on Ukraine on Thursday evening said that the conditions in the Donbass does not meet the necessary requirements for the elections.

At the same time, the representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadim pristayko said that the authorities are ready for the elections in the uncontrolled region.

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