The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier suggested that the law on introduction of special procedure of local self-government in Ukraine temporarily introduced together with the holding of local elections.
This was reported in the press Department of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine, UNIAN reports.
Thus in the German diplomatic Agency commented on the statement by the representative of the Russian Federation in the Trilateral contact group of Boris Gryzlov, who, speaking about the adoption of amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, noted that this process must comply with the «formula Steinmeier».
At the German Embassy did not deny the fact that German foreign Minister Steinmeier proposed in the framework of the Minsk process plan for holding local elections in the Donbass.
The Embassy did not confirm that it allegedly went on the granting of special status to the Donbass region on a permanent basis, and that it was suggested that the term of office of local authorities, elected in likely elections, expiring in 2017.
«The proposal relates to the priority of the local elections in the occupied areas of Donbas and the introduction of special order of local government in these areas. It was suggested that the law on introduction of special procedure of local self-government in Ukraine temporarily introduced together with the holding of local elections. Final and extended the application of this law would occur when a positive is confirmed the election, and all other components of the Minsk agreements and will continue to evolve positively», — said at the Embassy.
As reported, on January 27, 2016 Gryzlov stated that the amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine should include the provision of «special status» temporarily occupied by Russia territories in the Donbas on a regular basis «formula Steinmeier».
«Vote for the Constitution must be closely linked with the simultaneous adoption of the amendments to articles 1 and 10 of the law on the special status for the provision of a special status of permanent bases «formula Steinmeier», — said Gryzlov.
In addition, according to him, amendments to the law on the special status of Donbass should be agreed in the Tripartite contact group. With the authority of the elected in the upcoming elections in the Donbass, the authorities should not be terminated in 2017.
Germany: «formula Steinmeier» provides for a special procedure of self-government together with the local elections 01.02.2016