Razumkov says the local vote should take place / Photo from UNIAN

Speaker of Ukraine's parliament Dmytro Razumkov says he sees no grounds for cancelling local elections in the country.

"The elections must take place. Personally I see no prerequisites for their cancellation," he said on TV, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

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Some budget funds have already been allocated for holding the vote, he said.

"What will depend on the Verkhovna Rada [will be done] next plenary week – I think that there will be a resolution in line with our powers to announce the elections. And we will definitely do it," he said.

The parliament is also ready to consider election-related amendments to the budget, if any, he added.