In particular, Turchynov said that the Minsk agreements provide for the holding of elections in the occupied territories only under certain conditions:
- Withdrawal of the Russian troops;
- Renewal of the domination of the Ukrainian laws and Constitution in the occupied territory;
- The release of captured government agencies and enterprises;
- Creation of conditions for the work of the Ukrainian mass media, political parties, etc.
"None of this is done today. At the same time, they made a decision to hold elections in the "DPR" Oct. 18 and in the "LPR" in early November. These fake elections are necessary to deadlock the situation again, to impede peaceful format of return of the occupied Donbas," the NSDC secretary said.
As previously reported, Oleksandr Turchynov also noted that Ukraine would recognize fake elections in the so-called "DPR" / "LPR" by no means.