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 Elections cannot take place now due to objective reasons: it is dangerous in Donbas, - Merkel

It is impossible to hold the elections in the occupied Donbas at the moment due to objective reasons.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a briefing after her today's meeting with Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Hroisman in Berlin, Censor.NET reports citing 112 TV Channel.

"We-re talking (in the Minsk process - Ed.) not only about political, but also about other issues. The elections cannot take place now due to objective reasons: it is dangerous in the Donbas. We need to develop a joint plan for reconciliation and cease-fire," she said.

Merkel said nothing has been decided regarding the political negotiations, so she refused to give an exact answer on what might happen.

See more: Hroisman and Merkel met in Berlin. PHOTOS

Holding of elections in the occupied Donbas was provided in the Minsk agreements, signed Feb. 12, 2015.

 
 
 
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