A separate law must
be adopted in order to hold elections in Donbas. "But
there are very strict conditions" for the holding of these elections,
Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk
stated in "Ten Minutes" on Sunday, October 18.
regard to elections in Donbas that is temporarily controlled by Russian
gangsters and terrorists: of course, elections should be held there. And for
this purpose, it is necessary to pass a separate law. But there are very clear
conditions for elections to be held in Donbas," he highlighted.
The first one is
that "no one will
hold elections at the point of Russian automatic rifles": "They must leave the territory of
Ukraine and implement the Minsk deal," Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined.
"The one and a half million of internally
displaced persons registered in Ukraine must be allowed to vote in these
elections and elect those who will represent local authorities in Donetsk and Luhansk,"
emphasised the Prime Minister.
The third condition, according to him, - such elections must be
held strictly in accordance with the Ukrainian
legislation and the high standards of fair and transparent elections.
"Fourth - we
must ensure political competition in Donetsk and Luhansk
both through mass media access to these territories and by allowing all Ukrainian
political parties to take part in these elections and send their candidates
there," he said.
idea to legalize this enclave through elections and give terrorists the status
of deputies of local councils will not work", Arseniy