It is noted that the Ukrainian representative has got no principal objections regarding the so-called Steinmeier formula concerning the local elections.
"However, the implementation of this formula is possible only subject to the following points: complete ceasefire; providing with the effective OSCE monitoring mission on the whole territory of Ukraine; withdrawal of the armed formations, foreign troops and foreign military equipment from Ukraine's territory; providing the work of the Central Election Commission, political parties, mass media and foreign observers; the attribution of control on the uncontrolled Ukrainian territories of the Russia-Ukrainian border and observation of other conditions envisaged by Ukrainian and international legislations and Minsk agreements," Olifer wrote.
As it is reported, the Ukrainian side confirmed its readiness to withdraw the troops in Zolote and Petrovske. However, the Russian side banned the possible dates of troops withdrawal. Such a position puts at risk the security on these territories.
"A significant progress has been made regarding mutual and simultaneous releasing of the detained people. The way of bridge reconstruction in Stanytsia Luhanska has been also discussed," the press secretary reported.