Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs Heorhii Tuka said it on air of Espreso TV, Censor.NET reports.
"I support the official position. At least two or three years have to pass after the liberation before we can have any elections [in the occupied territory]," Tuka said.
He also sees no tragedy in civil-military administrations operating in the liberated areas of the Donbas during those years.
"Putin has long sought to return the Donbas on his own terms being either federalization or legitimization of existing gangs," the deputy minister added.