Russian-backed militants to postpone their pseudo-elections until 2016

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such a decision was made after the Paris talks in Normandy format, October 2
17:01, 6 October 2015

"We would like to report on our agreement on the postpoping elections in Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics (LPR and DPR)," stated the representatives of the self-proclaimed republics, TASS. The elections on the eastern territories not controlled by Ukrainian government were appointed by October 18 and November 1, and according to the official statement of the Russian-backed militants, they are to take place the next year. 

It is also reported that such a decision was made after the Paris talks in Normandy format, which gathered leaders of Germany, France, Ukraine, and Russia, October 2.

“The proposal of LPR to postpone the Donbas election until February 21, 2016 would be available on condition that the Kyiv political fulfill the political demands of "Minsk-2", which were taken into account by Norman Quartet. We have studied the statements and recommendations of Frau Merkel and Monsieur Hollande on the results of the Paris summit of October 2. Conducted in Minsk consultations with representatives of the OSCE and Russia,” stated the representatives of LPR and DPR. 

They also claim that during this time, Ukraine will be obliged to fulfill all the obligations of the Minsk protocol. Namely: to grant Donbas with a special status, prevent the prosecution and punishment of persons in connection with the events that have taken place in some areas of Donetsk and Luhansk. And, of course, revote for the Constitutional amendments, which would be agreed by the militants.

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