"There is information that tomorrow [on October 6] the militants will announce the cancellation of pseudo-elections of October 18 and November 1," said the President.
Poroshenko also noted that there is no other way to resolve the crisis in Donbas than to hold real elections according to the Ukrainian legislation which would meet all of the OSCE criteria.
The president pointed out the principled position on the mandatory participation of Ukrainian political parties, the involvement of the Central Election Commission, the unimpeded activity of the Ukrainian media and the possibility for the internally displaced persons from Donbas to exercise their voting right.
The meeting was also attended by Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Volodymyr Hroisman, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.
As UNIAN reported earlier, Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Konstantin Yeliseyev said that the administration was expecting on the pseudo-elections in Donbas to be canceled soon.
On October 2, Paris hosted a meeting of the leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia on the situation in Donbas.
Poroshenko said, the participants totally ruled out any possibility of pseudo-elections to be held in militant-occupied areas of Donbas on October 18 and November 1, agreeing that such elections be held only according to the Ukrainian legislation.
In his turn, French President Francois Hollande said that during negotiations, the parties agreed that a “separate law” will be enacted to hold elections in the so-called “DPR” and “LPR.”