Elections in the occupied Donbas pose a threat of ultimate loss of these territories. This was written by Vice-Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oksana Syroid on her Facebook page.
Syroid called elections in Donbass a “plan of the Kremlin”, as a result of which Russia will win Ukraine without war. The MP warns that in such a case, the terrorists may soon enter the Ukrainian parliament.
According to her, at present the resolution on holding local elections all over the Ukrainian territories is delayed, however, the authorities are trying to pass a bill on voting, including voting in the occupied territories.
“To stop this scenario, we have prepared a draft decree “On holding local elections”, which contains an exhaustive list of local councils in which elections are not held. In addition, we are registering the bill “On the impossibility of regular elections of deputies of local councils and village, town and city mayors in connection with the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine,” said Syroid.
The MP says that until Russian troops are withdrawn and control over the border is restored, as well as the activities of public authorities and Ukrainian political parties are restored – no elections in these areas can be held.
“The only party that is now present in the occupied territories is the Russian army and Russian mercenaries. Therefore, holding any election there – is to allow the aggressor to become a full participant in the political process in Ukraine. Armed criminals fully controlled by Russia will be the “candidates” there,” explains the Vice-Speaker.