Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Natalya Nikonorova about discussion of elections’ modalities in Minsk 28-29 June

29 June 2016
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"The main obstacles in a discussion of elections’ modalities are the basic discrepancies in their meaning. In this round of negotiations the diametrically controversial positions were revealed on this issue: we consider the elections to be one of the steps of a peaceful settlement of the conflict upon the application of the resumption of observance of all rights of a human and a citizen in Donbass which means the cancellation of ATO regime, transport and economic blockade. The Ukrainian party is interested in this process firstly from the position of passing the control over the border and upon that the representatives of Ukraine don’t find it necessary to cancel acts confirming the deviation from the basic international conventions on human rights. These issues are the basic modalities of the elections so in this regard the work on them is to be continued.

Alongside this under the instruction of the Contact group we are waiting for the written official position of Ukraine from its side on these issues, on the work paper on the amnesty and on work paper on holding the elections", - Natalya Nikonorova highlighted while summing up the results of the group’s sitting on political issues in Minsk on June 28-29.