As far as the Russian troops are not withdrawn, the elections in the occupied Donbas are impossible. This was reported by Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Oksana Syroid.
“We have to understand that a part of the Donbas region is an occupied territory out of the control of Ukraine. And until Russian troops are withdrawn, until there is border control restored, the elections in these areas cannot be even called,” she emphasized.
The Vice-Speaker noted that for the elections to be called in these territories there should operate Ukrainian state authorities, Ukrainian political parties and Ukrainian media.
Also, the MP noted that calling the elections in the occupied territories at today’s circumstances would mean legitimization of LNR and DNR, which is impermissible in her opinion.