U.S. calls condition for local elections in ORDLO territories: No Russian militaries

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Zelensky stated that the local elections in Donbas area were possible only after troops withdrawal according to the Ukrainian legislation
13:15, 14 September 2019

Ambassador William Taylor

Russia has to withdraw its military formations from Donbas area to hold local elections in ORDLO territories. U.S. Charge d'Affairs in Ukraine William Taylor stated that during the Yalta European Strategy, as RBK-Ukraine informs. 

"We need security to hold the elections. It is necessary to register the citizens, to create election commissions, candidates should have a possibility to register and campaign, mass media should be able to come. The security is needed for all these issues," Taylor noted. 

Related: There are signs of Russia’s will to leave Donbas, Crimea, - U.S. Charge d'Affairs Taylor

The U.S. Charge d'Affairs in Ukraine emphasized that the security on the elections is the priority. 

"During the so-called referendum in Crimea we have seen how the "security" looks like under the Russian occupation. This is not security. That is why we should provide safety during the elections. This is the priority, that is the way the order has to be," Taylor added. 

"There must not be Russian militaries there ( in ORDLO territories - ed.)," the American diplomatist underlined. 

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