The Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine urged to conduct elections in ORDA together with the Russian occupiers. Parliament outraged, foreign Minister demands explanation

The absence of Russian troops is not a prerequisite for local elections in the Donbass. This was stated by the Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine, Ernst Reichel, transfers «RBC-Ukraine».

MPs are boycotting the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine, following a statement by Ambassador Reichel for Donbass
Klimkin called a «farce» elections Russian Federation on the occupied territories of Donbass and Crimea under the muzzles of Russian machines
The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has summoned the German Ambassador Reichel for an explanation

An interview with him, the Agency announced on 7 February 2017.

He stressed that elections should be held in conditions that meet European standards, and therefore safety is one of the key conditions.

«But not necessarily that the elections in the Donbass can take place only when there will be no Russian troops or at each of the city administration will be posted Ukrainian flag,» said Reichel.

«I am convinced that this is not something impossible, it all depends on conditions,» he added.

As an example the Ambassador has resulted in the recent parliamentary elections in the GDR, which occurred in the presence of the Western group of Soviet forces during the Communist regime, which at that time existed in East Germany.

«I’m certainly not saying that the situation in the Donbas are identical, I just want to say that it all depends on the circumstances. So we have to do circumstances to make elections possible,» said the diplomat.

At the same time, according to the Ambassador, it is impossible to insist that Russia was the first to fulfill all the dependent requirements to hold elections, and then to begin to fulfill her requirements.

In addition, Reichel has accused the official Kiev in the failure of the Minsk agreements.

«You know that both sides do not perform their (Minsk agreements — ed.) is now in full — heavy weapons not withdrawn, but on the opposite sides converge and there is a great danger,» he said.

In this case, answering questions that even the provisions of the agreements are not executed by both parties, the Ambassador noted: «Almost all done».

«Therefore, the current situation forces us to reiterate the necessity of implementing the Minsk agreements,» said Reichel.

We will remind, the former head of the German foreign Ministry Frank-Walter Steinmeier constantly criticized the Ukrainian side for the alleged intransigence in negotiations with the Russian aggressor and terrorist organizations.

Steinmeier, head of the German foreign Ministry for seven years, left the post of Minister due to the fact that he intends to participate in presidential elections.

MPs are boycotting the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine, following a statement by Ambassador Reichel for Donbass

A group of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has decided to boycott the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Embassy of Germany in Ukraine after the scandalous statement of the German Ambassador about the possibility of holding elections in the Donbass before the withdrawal of the Russian troops, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

«We would like to Express its indignation regarding the statements of the German Ambassador in Ukraine that the elections in the Donbass can be held in the presence of Russian troops. We believe that this statement of the Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine is at odds with the official position of Germany, contrary to the Minsk agreements and in particular the fact that Germany is an active participant in the «Normandy format», — said the extra fractional people’s Deputy, the head of the parliamentary Committee on foreign Affairs Hanna hopko from the rostrum of the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, February 7.

During her presentation to the podium came the deputies from different factions, most of the faction «Block of Petro Poroshenko» in support of this statement, including the first Vice-speaker of the Parliament Irina Gerashchenko.

«We believe that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine should immediately call the Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine, to hear his refutation with the statement,» said hopko.

According to her, the results of the conversation with the Ambassador, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin should put to Parliament.

She also suggested to ignore the festive event, which invited many MPs in the German Embassy in Ukraine in honor of the 25th ldmia the opening of the German Embassy in Ukraine.

Klimkin called a «farce» elections Russian Federation on the occupied territories of Donbass and Crimea under the muzzles of Russian machines

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Klimkin believes a «farce» the election in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory of Donbass and Crimea and stressed that Kiev is such farces are no longer needed.

«The two electoral farce under the muzzles of Russian machines — have two of the occupying power in the occupied Crimea and Donbas. Farcical enough,» Klimkin wrote on his page in the microblog Twitter.

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has summoned the German Ambassador Reichel for an explanation

The Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine Reichel was called to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine for provision of explanations concerning its statements about the possibility of holding elections in the uncontrolled territories of Kiev Donbass before the withdrawal of the Russian troops.

«The German Ambassador invited the Ukrainian foreign Ministry to get an explanation regarding his statements», — the press service of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.




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