Russian proxies in Donetsk refuse to recognize law on local elections

13:16, 07 August 2015
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The militants from the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) terrorist organization say they do not recognize the law on local elections, signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on August 6, one of the DPR leaders Denis Pushylin said, according to RFE/RL (Radio Liberty).


According to Pushylin, the law was adopted in violation of the Minsk agreements, and has no relation to the DPR and LPR.

He said that the law was "a document for internal use," as Kyiv, in spite of the Minsk agreements, had not agreed it with the representatives of the militants.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on August 6, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed the law "On Local Elections ."

On July 14, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading with 257 votes the draft law on local elections, providing for the October 25 local elections to exclude Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Earlier, on July 6, the leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic militant organization Ihor Plotnytskiy declared the so-called local elections in Luhansk region to be held on November 1, 2015.

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