Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego’s address to Chancellor of FRG Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande

Once again the deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine began to discuss the possibility to implement a certain electoral law, even the exact date has been named – July 14, 2016.

Indulging in wishful thinking, Ukraine wants to present this law as implementation of the Package of measures’ separate items.

It is clearly stated in the Package that all regulatory legal acts should be agreed upon with representatives of the DPR and LPR. For a year and a half we have offered many drafts of constitutional amendments and of the electoral law but there has been no response from the Ukrainian side.

We do not recognize the laws of Ukraine not agreed upon with Donbass and certainly won`t hold elections according to them.

Implementation of the Local Elections Law not agreed upon with Donbass will be a breach of the Minsk agreements.

Only agreement on all positions with representatives of the People`s Republics, as well as full and mutual implementation of all items of the Minsk agreements can lead to peace in Donbass and Ukraine.

Denis Pushilin, Head of DPR delegation in the Contact group, DPR People`s Council Chairman,

Vladislav Deinego, LPR plenipotentiary representative, LPR People`s Council Deputy Chairman

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