Russia is sending signals to militants to postpone elections in Donbas
17:42, 5 October 2015

Russia is sending signals to militants to postpone elections in Donbas

The response of the militants was not expressed yet

17:42, 5 October 2015

“At the suggestion of the French side, which was supported by the German Chancellor, we were considering the terms of elections in Donbas, which would ensure the implementation of the rest of the political aspects of the Minsk agreement. Including amnesty, the special status, and a constitutional reform,” said Russian Minister of Foregin Affairs Sergei Lavrov during a press-conference in Moscow,

“The representatives of Donetsk and Luhansk, for obvious reasons, could not arrive to Paris. Nevertheless Vladimir Putin as head of the country that seeks to be an active mediator in resolving the internal Ukrainian crisis promised to spread this complex idea, proposed by our French and German partners, by our channels. Accordingly, in the Donetsk and Lugansk these days, as I understand, these signals are. On their reaction we will learn further,” he noted. 

Regularly scheduled local elections will take place in Ukraine on October 25, 2015; conducted a little over a year since the 2014 snap local elections, which were only held throughout parts of the country. 700 OSCE observers willcome to monitor Ukrainain elections.

OSCE observers will not monitor the elections in self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republic, which are scheduled on October 18. 

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