Ukraine's NSDC secretary sees no prerequisites for holding elections in Donbas.

Danilov says the elections must be held under Ukrainian law.



Secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov says he sees no prerequisites for holding elections in Donbas since basic conditions have not been met to this end.

"As for the elections in Donbas, certain conditions must be met for them to take place there. Today, as we speak, I don't see how elections could be held there," he told the Ukrainian Pravda online newspaper in an interview.

Read alsoUkraine must have only one state language, Ukraine's NSDC secretary says

According to Danilov, if there are shifts toward de-occupation of territories in Donbas, the elections will be held in those areas sooner or later.

"But they [elections] must be held on Ukrainian territory, there must be a Ukrainian flag flying above a polling station, there must be Ukrainian media, Ukrainian political forces present there. Elections must be held under Ukrainian law, in line with the Ukrainian Constitution, and it's Ukraine's Central Election Commission that must organize them there. It's hard for me to imagine such conditions being met so far," he said.

Related news

«Humanitarian crisis» in Crimea narrative invented by Russian propaganda – Kuleba.

The foreign minister has clearly reiterated Ukraine's position on the issue of resuming freshwater supplies to the occupied peninsula.

1 15

Zelensky demands more effective awareness campaign

The move has been prompted by the latest anti-record in daily coronavirus incidence.

President signs decree to provide humanitarian aid to Lebanon.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the Decree “On Provision of Humanitarian Aid to the Republic of Lebanon” No. 319/2020.

1 2

NUJU collecting signatures in support of journalists from Belarus.

The National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU) is initiating the collection of signatures of Ukrainian journalists in support of their Belarusian colleagues who are being persecuted by law enforcement agencies after the presidential election ...

1 2

Ukraine interested in buying Israel's COVID-19 vaccine – Zelensky.

Zelensky had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.

1 10

By continuing to browse World News (UAZMI), you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Use and agree to the use of cookies