The Kremlin has started work on the preparation and conduct of local illegal»elections» in the occupied Donbass, which is coordinated by the adviser to the RF President Vladislav Surkov</b>. About it writes «Apostrophe».
On 20 January in Lugansk took place the meeting of the Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov with leaders of the DPR and LPR, where the parties discussed the technical aspects of future local elections.
According to available information, exemplary «elections» intend to spend for a Ukrainian, but by his own «law» not later than the second half of April.
Towards the end of January appeared in the media and the statements of the leaders of the LNR-DNR about the need for his selections, without which «it is impossible to solve administrative, economic, and international issues».
In a private conversation non-profit organization that monitors elections in the Caucasus, reported that he and several of his colleagues from Abkhazia, Georgia and Armenia regularly receives offers from Russian diplomats and Pro-Russian organizations to take part in the elections in the Donbass as international observers.
The Russian side, according to the source, ensures personal security and the protection of «people’s militia», and for a week-long trip offered very high financial rewards.
Potential observers are directed that elections should be held in mid-April. Most likely, this suggests that the recruitment of international observers occurs not only in the post-Soviet countries but also in a circle of «friends of Putin» in the EU, as well as in Africa and Asia. And closer to the date of such facts will become widespread.
Recall, December 30, 2015 held telephone talks the leaders of «Norman Quartet» (Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France). The parties agreed on the extension of the Minsk agreements and new meeting of foreign Ministers in January 2015.
The representative of Ukraine in the tripartite contact group on settlement of the conflict in Ukraine Roman Bezsmertny said that as of 1 January 2016 has begun «the process of the Minsk-3».
January 11, flew to Kiev a Russian representative to the Minsk talks, former speaker of the state Duma Boris Gryzlov. According to media reports, he held a secret meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
On 13 January the President of Ukraine has held a phone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande. Among other things, they raised the issue of the modalities for the elections in the occupied Donbas.
On the same day, US presidents and Russia Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin also discussed the issue.
January 15, the U.S. assistant Secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia , Victoria Nuland, arrived from Lithuania to Kaliningrad region of the Russian Federation, where she met with Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov. The consultations were held behind closed doors. After negotiations, the parties have refrained from comments.
On 18 January, the representatives of the German Chancellor and the French President visited Kiev. Also they had to negotiate in Moscow.
1 February, Poroshenko and Merkel in Berlin agreed on the implementation of the Minsk agreements. The Chancellor said that sanctions against Russia will be saved, while Russia does not fulfill Minsky arrangements.
February 2, Merkel held a telephone conversation with Putin and urged him to influence the occupation of Donbass.
Note, the sanctions and low oil prices threaten Russia’s default. Many experts believe that for the sake of the economy, the Kremlin will replace aggressive with «reconciliatory» policies and can leave the occupied Donbass.
Meanwhile, Russia is trying to achieve for occupied areas of the Donbass «special status» to the Ukrainian Constitution, but official Kiev refuses to take such a step.
Media: the Kremlin is preparing illegal elections in ORDO/ORLO 05.02.2016