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Merkel commented on the elections in Donbass

Меркель прокомментировала выборы на ДонбассеYou need to prepare worthy, sensible and fair elections with the assistance of OSCE observers.

In the elections in the Donbas envisaged by the Minsk agreements on the settlement of the situation in the East of Ukraine, should have the opportunity to attend all internally displaced persons have emigrated from this region to other regions of Ukraine, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

While interacting with students of Kyiv national University.Shevchenko, answering the question of whether to expect the return of uncontrolled territories of Donbass under control of the Ukrainian government in 2-3 years, she noted that “the Minsk agreements show the way how this can be achieved – to reach a truce in the first place, then you need to prepare a decent, reasonable, fair elections with OSCE observers”.

“Of course, all parties should take part in these elections, as well as internally displaced persons should have the opportunity to participate in these elections. Even those who doesn’t live there anymore and went from there,” – said the politician.

Merkel noted that the observation mission of the OSCE should get access to the entire region and “now we have this big problem.” “After these elections there can be a design that will represent the will of the people in this region”, – said the politician.

However, she once again reminded that scheduled for November 11 illegitimate elections not controlled by the government in certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions it is impossible to recognize: “November 11 is there any elections planned – they couldn’t be identified, it complicates the situation.”

The politician also noted that the Minsk plan provides for Amnesty, and in this connection it should “take into account the fact that no one resorted to revenge.”

“With the Minsk agreements, we have developed a plan complicated, but at this time, I best not see. The goal is for Ukraine to receive access to all areas to the border with Russia,” concluded Merkel.

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