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