Autumn elections in the Donbas, declared by the pro-Russian separatists of the self-projection of DNR and LNR, are illegitimate and violate the logic of the Minsk process. This was stated in an interview with DW before the beginning of the visit to Kiev, US Department of State Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker.
He explained that the matter concerns the occupied territories, where basic security conditions are not available. “If we follow the logic of the Minsk agreements and the logic of the return of this territory to the control of Ukraine, then these formations must disappear.” Therefore, holding elections is illegitimate not only taking into account the security situation, but also because this education should not exist. security, then elections of mayors, regional administrations, etc. should be held,” Volcker summed up.