The dilution of forces and means of the parties to the armed conflict in the Donbass will contribute to the security, which is a condition for the elections in the Donbass.
In an interview with Radio Liberty, said U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.
«Our position is clear: you must first have the security to hold elections. How else to hold elections if there is no security guarantees. As we can see, agreement on the ceasefire, which was supposed to act in the last two years, are not met. The last agreement on the regime of silence is also violated. It is therefore important that the security was stable», – said Jovanovic.
According to her, it needs to build confidence. «In this context it is worth Recalling the agreement on the withdrawal of forces and means at the three sites at the contact line. I know that this is a very controversial issue in Ukraine, but if you have the opportunity to take strength from each other, the less likely that they will face in battle. This is one of the first steps, in my opinion, as for the population and for the political process to approve the safety», – said Jovanovic.
Recall, Ukraine insists that the political part of Minsk agreements, including the holding of elections, can be implemented after having closed the border with Russia and withdraw all Russian forces from the territory of Donbas.
Defend the opposite position of the Russian Federation and the militants.
The European side also advocated the withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukraine, close the border with Russia and only after that the implementation of the political part of Minsk agreements. PACE has recognized Russia as the aggressor and said that ORDO not ready for elections.
On the impossibility of holding elections to bodies of local self-government in ORDA «for objective reasons» in the summer of this year, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Sometimes, however, the European side makes the opposite statement. Thus, on 14 September in Kyiv, the foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and France Jean-Marc Ayrault said that after the establishment of the regime of silence in the Donbass, which was to begin on 15 September, Kyiv, Ukraine should begin fulfilling the political conditions of the Minsk agreements.
In addition, recently, the President of France françois Hollande has invited Ukraine to hold first elections in the Donbass, and then require access to the Eastern border with Russia.
On the night of 20 October in Berlin for over 4 hours, during the negotiations Norman Quartet: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During the meeting, the leaders agreed to develop a «road map» that will become the key document to implement all the Minsk agreements of 5 September and Memorandum of 19 September 2014 and 12 February 2015.
No document on the meeting was not signed.
After the meeting, Merkel said that the first is the start of the election process, and only after that we can talk about the military mission of the OSCE. Control over the border, Ukraine will receive in the least, said Merkel.
«Ukraine will have final control over their own border only at the end of the process, and before that there is a consensus that the OSCE observers can move freely up to the border. Sometimes possible, sometimes problematic, and the Russian President noted» — said she.
In the live talk show «Right to rule» Deputy head of the presidential administration Konstantin Eliseev said that Ukraine will receive access to the uncontrolled border with Russia on the second day after the local elections in the occupied part of Donbass.
In turn, the Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin now says that the logic of the Minsk agreements always assumed that Ukraine will get control of the border after the elections in the occupied part of Donbass.
US Ambassador to Ukraine told, under what conditions should pass elections in the Donbass 02.11.2016