Vladimir Zelensky said that the elections in ORDO may be held only under Ukrainian law and in the absence of the IAF.
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky emphasized that the position of Ukraine regarding local elections in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions (ORDA) is that they can be held only under Ukrainian law.
“Elections are held under Ukrainian law. Ukrainian law excludes the presence of people with weapons. All Ukrainian parties should have access, observers, journalists, the OSCE, the Central election Commission of Ukraine. If there are armed groups, no party is going to participate in elections there,” he said in an interview with the Western media, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, Time, and Gazera Wyborcza.
Speaking about the issue of control over border with the Russian Federation, Zelensky said that “this will be the most difficult question of all, if we ever come to it”.
“I tell them honestly: I don’t agree with how this issue was resolved in Minsk. According to the Minsk agreement, elections are held first, then control of the border,” – said the President of Ukraine.
Zelensky said that this is the position of the Ukrainians on this issue, but it is not recorded in the Minsk agreements.”Unfortunately, we have a contradiction. And, of course, have to solve this problem,” he said.