According to Mendel, without prorossiyskiye troops from the Donbas it is impossible to conduct the elections.
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky Monday, 9 December, in Paris at a meeting of leaders “Norman Quartet” will be the first to raise the issue of the terms and conditions of returning prisoners, a ceasefire and the withdrawal of armed groups from the territory of Donbass. About this informed the head a press-services of Office of the President Julia Mendel on his page in Facebook.
“The first three steps, which will raise the President Zelensky at the meeting in Paris: the terms and conditions of the return of prisoners of Ukrainians, a real, not “fake” cease-fire, and, of course, the withdrawal of foreign troops and armed groups from the territory of Donbass”, – she wrote.
She also added that without the withdrawal of troops of the Russian Federation from the Donbas it is impossible to conduct the elections.
“The last (the question of withdrawal of troops – ed.) is a prerequisite for holding elections in the Donbass. Their conduct in the framework of the elections throughout the territory of Ukraine, can only happen when there will be no foreign troops and illegal armed groups. So says the law of Ukraine and a simple logic: just because you can go to Donbass the Ukrainian party will not be able to be there the international observers will not be able to people to vote openly and ntangiriro at gunpoint. First our border, then the election, because this is our territory, and local elections will be held throughout Ukraine,” – said Mendel.
We will remind, on Monday, December 9 at the Paris summit of the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany. Meeting in Normandy format at the level of heads of States held for the first time after a three year break.
The main purpose of the meeting should be the adoption of a new sequence of implementation of the Minsk agreements, including the approval of the special status ORDO, according to the “formula Steinmeier,” a discussion of the exchange of prisoners between Kiev and occupied part of Donbass.