EU Foreign Policy Chief: Donbas elections must be organised by Ukraine
16:17 / 23 Sep. 2015 / 1491
European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has joined Angela Merkel of Germany in calling for local elections in the wartorn east of Ukraine to be held under Ukrainian law.
“In Ukraine still we have a conflict going on, still we have a difficult implementation of Minsk agreements and here we don’t simply express our personal point of view, but a common, consolidated, strong, united European position on the need to have a full implementation of all the points of the Minsk agreement. Indeed, in the last weeks, the ceasefire is holding. Still, we have other points that we see need to have realised in the common months, starting with need for having local elections according to the rules, the provisions of the Minsk agreements and, obviously, the laws of Ukraine itself.”