Activists of the Donetsk Republic movement, ruling in the "DNR", took the initiative of developing and adopting the law "On local governments". This is reported by the separatist media.
In particular, one of the leaders of the "DR" Alexey Muratov stated in his address to "deputies of the people's council" that the "law" proposed by the functionaries of the ruling party should become an "important component of "statehood" and would provide an effective economic and social basis for the local self-government".
He believes that in this document, "it is necessary to define the basic principles for the construction of local government, including the process of electing heads and deputies of local councils".
The idea of creating its own local authorities in the occupied territories of Donetsk oblast goes against the basic provisions of the Minsk agreements.
As previously reported, the Minsk agreements, first of all, provide for the restoration of the territorial integrity of Ukraine by providing the temporarily occupied territories of Donbass with the status of "areas with a special order of local self-government". As for the local elections, according to the Minsk agreements, they should be held under the Ukrainian law. "To start a dialogue on the modalities of holding local elections in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and the Law of Ukraine "On the temporary order of local self-government in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts", - paragraph 4 of the Set of Measures for Implementing the Minsk agreements said. Then, paragraph 12 of the Set of Measures emphasizes that "the elections will be held in compliance with the relevant OSCE standards when monitored by the ODIHR of the OSCE".