The leader of the self-proclaimed "DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko postponed the elections on the occupied territory for an indefinite period. He told that to the loyal "republic" journalists - said the separatist website of the "DPR".
"Yes, we need an election to finish the process of state building and to bring our people to their fate. But not at the cost of political resolution as a whole and not at the cost of our freedom, for which we have shed blood. All other points of the Minsk agreements, including the constitutional reform in Ukraine, a law on the special status of Donbass and others have to be fulfilled,"- said A. Zaharchenko.
Besides, the leader of "DPR" said that "republic" was technically ready for the electoral process.
"Technically, we have been ready for the elections for a long time. I recall that we were going to hold them back in the autumn last year, but postponed to do Europeans a favour, who relied on the fact that Ukraine would start to fulfill its obligations. Ukraine has demonstrated unwillingness to fulfil its obligations. Let Germany and France try once again to convince their wards, "- he said.
As previously reported, the militants of the "DPR" regularly violate the Minsk agreements, firing at Ukrainian position. According to the Minsk agreements, the elections on the occupied territory must be conducted in accordance with Ukrainian legislation.