Vladimir Zilinskaite: RIA Novosti
The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky has declared its intention to hold local elections throughout the state, as well as in the Crimea. The corresponding statement of the Ukrainian leader made during his speech at the Munich security conference, the broadcast which is on the page offices in Facebook.
“Our desire to hold local elections throughout Ukraine, including in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions in October 2020, and I would like in the Crimea”, — he said.
However, according to Zelensky, do it safe and without basic political conditions impossible.
On 12 February the new head of the office of the President of Ukraine Andrey Ermak announced the availability of Kiev has a clear plan for elections in the Donbass in 2020. He said about the impossibility of holding any elections in the Donbass, while there are foreign military and illegal armed groups and in Kyiv took control of the area of the border in this region.
The war in the Donbass began in 2014 after the change of Central government in Ukraine, during which toppled President Viktor Yanukovych. Part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions declared independence.
Crimea became part of Russia after the referendum in March 2014, in which the majority of respondents supported this decision. Kiev and the West believe is occupation.
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