Press secretary of the second President Kuchma who is representing Ukraine in Trilateral Contact Group, Darka Olifer published the letter to OSCE Special Representative in TCG Martin Sajdik signed by Kuchma on October 1. Olifer published the letter with the text of Steinmeier formula on Facebook.
“This law shall enter into force at 20:00 local time on the day of voting in early local elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, scheduled and held in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine and the special law of Ukraine regulating the holding of local elections in the mentioned districts. It will act on a temporary basis until the publication of the final report of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission, in accordance with established OSCE/ODIHR practice, regarding the compliance of early local elections with OSCE and international standards for democratic elections, and with Ukrainian laws. The report should answer the question agreed upon in Normandy Format, approved by the Trilateral Contact Group and forwarded by Ukraine in its invitation letter and by OSCE Chairmanship to ODIHR Director,” the message reads.
The statement said the law would act if early local elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions would be held in accordance with OSCE standards and Ukrainian laws.
“This law continues to act on a regular basis if the OSCE/ODIHR Final Report concludes in accordance with established OSCE/ODIHR practice that early local elections in separate areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions were generally held in general in accordance with the OSCE and Ukrainian standards. The report should answer the question agreed upon in Normandy Format, approved by the Trilateral Contact Group and forwarded by Ukraine in its invitation letter and by OSCE Chairmanship to ODIHR Director.
“The Ukrainian side accepts the text of this formula,” the message reads.
As it was reported, the 5th President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko backed demonstrations in central Kyiv against the Steinmeier formula.
On October 1, far-right National Corps has begun the termless protest and urged the Ukrainians to join the campaign “against capitulation” near the Office of the President as far-right leader Andrii Biletskiy reported on his blog.