The EU financial assistance for elections-related projects totals € 3,5 mln and is provided through several Ukrainian and international organisations, as stated by the press office of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.
"This assistance supports, for example, elections observations, trainings, involvement of civil society in electoral legislative processes, organisation of pre-elections discussions and debates, online map with possible election violations, etc. Elections related projects," according to the statement. The European Union gives its support to Ukraine at this important moment, providing financial aid for the projects launched to ensure democratic, fair and transparent elections in line with the highest standards.
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, scheduled for October 18, as it cannot accept the invitation of some entity that is not a member state of the OSCE.