Leader of the self-proclaimed "DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko said that the date of the "elections" would be postponed once again. He stated that at the press conference which was made public on the Oplot separatist channel.
"The date was not final and can change but it is not known how it will change", - said A.Zaharchenko.
According to him, "election" process is not tied to the Minsk agreements.
"These elections, even if they happen, are needed for us because we want to have normal legitimate authorities. No Minsk agreements are tied to the election process. And we will decide when elections will take place and if they will take place," - he said.
On April 19, 2016 the "DPR" made public A.Zaharchenko’s "decree". "I hereby resolve... to postpone the day of the first election of the local heads from April 20th, 2016 to July 24th, 2016", - said the "decree". arlier A.Zaharchenko already postponed pseudoelections from October 18th, 2015 to April 20th, 2016.
As reported, the Minsk agreements, first of all, provide for the restoration of territorial integrity of Ukraine by granting a temporary status of "districts with a special order of the local government" on the occupied territories of Donbass. As for the local elections, according to the Minsk agreements, they must be carried out according to the Ukrainian legislation. All the documents signed in Minsk have signature also of the puppet ruler of the "DPR" Alexander Zakharchenko. Such concepts as the "DPR" or "LPR" and such posts as "the heads of republics” are not mentioned in the Minsk documents.