The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stressed that the elections in the occupied territories of Donbass in the presence of in the region of the occupation forces is impossible, writes Interfax-Ukraine.
«Regarding statements by the German Ambassador and the appropriate incident near the Embassy, then my position is the following: the holding of elections in occupied territories in the presence of foreign occupying troops is absolutely impossible,» said Poroshenko during a joint briefing with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras on Thursday, February 9, in Kiev, answering a question of journalists in connection with the incident at the Embassy of Germany in Kiev after the statement of the German Ambassador on elections in the Donbass.
According to Poroshenko, it is impossible to compare the situation in the East of Ukraine with the situation which existed in the GDR, because there are foreign troops present in the country with its consent.
«You can draw Parallels with the Russian base in Sevastopol, we held elections, when the Russian troops on the resolution of Ukraine were present at the base in Sevastopol. And absolutely unacceptable, when the occupying forces will try to «push» the holding of elections at gunpoint,» — said the President of Ukraine.
Poroshenko added that is absolutely unacceptable behavior of the people’s Deputy from the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Alexey Goncharenko, which is his personal position.
«It (the position – ed.) were convicted, as far as I know, faction and does not display the position of the political force», — said the head of state.
In turn, the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» condemned the behavior of Alexey Goncharenko.
«Condemned his behavior. What he did was wrong,» said the head of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» Igor gryniv reporters on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada.
Poroshenko said that soon will host his visit to USA, Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin in Washington will hold talks on preparation of the visit.
«We agreed (in a telephone conversation with the presidents of the United States Donald trump — ed.) that will be held in the near future my visit to the United States, and for the technical preparation of this visit, we also agreed that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin will visit Washington and will conduct the necessary negotiations on this issue», — said Poroshenko.
As reported, the people’s Deputy Goncharenko wrote in red paint on the fragment of the Berlin wall near the Embassy of Germany in Kiev the word Nein! («no» – ed.). The MP said that he did it in protest against the statements of the German Ambassador Ernst Reichel about the possibility of holding elections in the occupied territories of Donbass before the withdrawal of the Russian troops.
The General Prosecutor of Ukraine Yury Lutsenko reported about the beginning of criminal proceedings upon hooligan actions of the people’s Deputy Goncharenko near the Embassy of Germany in Kiev.
«Upon hooligan action near the Embassy of Germany Kyiv Prosecutor’s office initiated criminal proceedings on the legal qualification of part 1 of article 296 UK of Ukraine (hooliganism). The Prosecutor’s office will be provided with complete, objective and impartial investigation of the facts», — he wrote on his Facebook page.
Poroshenko: elections in Donbas in the presence of the occupation forces impossible 09.02.2017