The Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine, Ernst Reichel was called to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine to provide explanations regarding his statement about the possibility of holding elections on uncontrollable Kiev territories of Donbass before the withdrawal of the Russian troops. About it reported in a press-service of the MFA of Ukraine.
“The German Ambassador invited the Ukrainian foreign Ministry to get an explanation regarding his statements published in an interview with RBC-Ukraine”, – said the press service.
Earlier, the Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine Ernst Reichel stated that it is possible to hold elections in the occupied territories of Donbass and in the presence of Russian troops.
The Ambassador cited the example of elections in the GDR, which was supposed to replace the Communist regime, in the presence of the Soviet military and believes that it would be possible to go for the scenario in the Donbass.
“Not necessarily that the elections in the Donbass can take place only when there will be no Russian troops, or on each city will be posted the Ukrainian flag. Without a doubt, it is difficult to imagine the holding of local elections without security. But I am convinced that this is not something impossible, all depends on the conditions. Can you give a historical example. The last parliamentary elections in the GDR, which was supposed to replace the Communist regime, took place in the presence of the Western group of Soviet troops and the then existing Communist regime in the GDR. But the election led to change,” said Reichel.
He noted that in any case elections should be held according to European standards ensuring the safety of their conduct.