The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin spoke against the proposal of the Ambassador of Germany in Ukraine Ernst Reichel that choice in the Donbass can be held before there will be withdrawal of the Russian troops. About this he wrote on Twitter.
“The two electoral farce under the muzzles of Russian machines – have two of the occupying power in the occupied Crimea and Donbas. Slapstick enough!” – wrote the Minister.
Two Wyborcza Farsi pid gunpoint rosiyskih automata – maєmo DW ocupaci Vlady okurounmu Krim and on Donbas. Parsv to docit!
— Pavlo Klimkin (@PavloKlimkin) on 7 February 2017.
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.