Steinmeier: Law on Donbas special status should enter into force on election day
If OSCE observers confirm that election was held without violations, the law will enter into force on permanent basis, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told a conference on foreign policy in Berlin, according to Russian news agency TASS.
Steinmeier said the "Normandy Four" agreed that "on the day of election in Ukraine's east the law on special status will enter into force on preliminary basis." If OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) observers confirm that election was held without violations, the law "will enter into force on permanent basis," the foreign minister added, TASS has reported.
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Poroshenko said that the participants ruled out pseudo-elections on October 18 and November 1, agreeing that such elections should be held only according to the Ukrainian legislation.
In turn, French President Francois Hollande said, the parties agreed during the negotiations that a "separate law" should be enacted to hold elections in the so-called "DPR" and "LPR."