Statements about elections in the occupied Donbas are nothing but a threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. This was stated by Chairman of the “Samopomich” Union faction Oleh Bereziuk.
This is how the MP commented on the information that in a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin noted the need to start preparations for the local elections in Donbas under the monitoring of the OSCE.
“We have repeatedly stated that in the controlled by Ukraine territories, where it is possible to provide security, elections should be held. However, any talks about elections in the occupied territories are just overture with the terrorists,” he stressed.
The deputy noted that, according to the official reports of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, for the last day 127 attacks on the positions of the ATO fighters had been registered; this is the highest rate since the end of the battle for Debaltseve.
“Elections in the occupied territories won’t pacify the aggressor, but will legalize the terrorists who shell us killing Ukrainian citizens and destroying our cities,” said the MP.