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 Ukraine demands introduction of police mission to Donbas and disarmament of terrorists before elections, - media

Representatives of Ukraine put forward a number of requirements regarding elections in the occupied Donbas at the talks in Minsk.

Deputy chief editor of ZN.ua Serhii Rakhmanin wrote in his article, Censor.NET reports.

"I state with a high probability that there is no national "road map" as a holistic document. There is, however, a concept the meaning of which might be reduced, by and large, to three positions. First, implementation of any paragraph of the Minsk agreements is impossible without strict compliance with the key requirement, which is establishment of a stable security mode. Complete cease-fire and end of hostilities come first; withdrawal of troops and weapons come second, and then everything else comes. Second, adoption of the electoral law in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions is possible only after international police missions are introduced. Third, elections in the occupied territories are possible only after the disarmament of illegal units, among which Kyiv reasonably names the so-called 1st and 2nd 'Army Corps'," the author writes.

Read more: No elections possible in Donbas until security issue resolved, - Mahera

"Of course, Moscow categorically rejects such an interpretation. Leaders in Berlin and Paris are also not happy with Kyiv's initiatives, but they have not yet expressed a categorical rejection of the proposals partly because Merkel and Hollande have other things to worry about at the moment," he added.

Holding of elections in the occupied Donbas is provided by the Minsk agreements which were signed on Feb. 12, 2015.


 
 
 
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