Poroshenko: Elections in Donbass Will Never Take Place

Monday, 11 July, 2016 - 13:00

After a briefing by the Ukrainian head of state following talks on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Warsaw, Poroshenko was approached by Russian journalists with the question of when elections will be held in Donbass.

The Ukrainian President stopped in front of the reporters and said: “As soon as Russian troops withdraw from the territory of Ukraine.”

To withdraw what doesn't exist from Donbass is impossible. Therefore, elections in Donbass on the basis of negotiations with the LDPR laws that bring fundamental change to the Constitution of Ukraine, will never take place during Poroshenko's reign.