The holding of local elections in the Donbas at the same time with all the regions of Ukraine in October of current year possible only under the condition that by the end of summer there will be full withdrawal of Russian fighters. This was announced by Vice Prime Minister, Minister for reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov in the program “Freedom of speech Savik Shuster” on TV channel “Ukraine” on may 22.
Vice Prime Minister reminded that in accordance with the Constitution of Ukraine, elections to be held in the third week of October this year. In August to begin the campaign.
According to Reznikova, to hold local elections in the territory ORDO in accordance with the Copenhagen standards and the Ukrainian legislation, in August we need to create adequate security conditions in the region according to the Minsk agreements that have to confirm the assessment mission of the OSCE. This will include: disarmament of illegal armed groups, the complete removal of Russian troops and the establishment of full control of the Ukrainian government over the border, said Reznikov.