Head of OSCE: Free elections impossible in Donbas until control returned to Ukraine

Free and fair local elections cannot be held in the Donbas until Ukraine regains full control over the territories, said OSCE Chairperson Miroslav Lajcak in an interview with BBC.

“I think that free elections could only take place in a free situation, and, of course, in accordance with Ukrainian laws and with observation by international observers – the OSCE, other international organizations, that is, within the Ukrainian jurisdiction system. Only afterwards, when we attain such a situation, will we be able to organize elections and call them free,” he said.

Lajcak also believes that Russian forces must have withdrawn from the region and that Ukraine must have control over its eastern border before local elections can be held in the Donbas.

“Of course, the parties will have to arrange the specific details, and because the Donbas is Ukraine’s territory, I consider it fair that elections can only be organized in a situation where the Ukrainian authorities, the Ukrainian government, says that there is the atmosphere, the prerequisites for free elections. Such a situation does not exist today,” he added.

(c) UAWire


  1. For once I agree with the OSCE. Everyone in the world knows that any election involving Muscovy will never be legitimate.

      • Don’t wonder if you won’t hear from me for about six weeks. I will be in hospital soon, then i will have to support Suzanna…

        • 6 weeks?! Did the Germans affect you that much so now you need a sex-change or something?!
          Just kidding…we’ll be here for you. Yes, Suzanna will need all your attention, so hopefully it will only be 5 weeks and 6 days…lmao

          • Gender change is funny… Nah, i will get surgery. I have cancer and they will remove a tumor from my intestines. Suzanna still has about 7 months before she’ll lay an egg or something. I hope we’ll have a Suzanna junior then. 😇

                  • I hope it will be a gurl. A boy like myself will be a mess. I stole money from my parents, beat up people, destroyed property, caused two fires – one in my room, which almost killed me, had first sex when i was twelve, and i spend a few month in youth jail when i was 11. Only to become serbian volunteer when i was 18. And this is only a short overview. Better a sweet girl that throws her toy whip at me. 😂

                    • You will love whatever you have and you would do well not to predict and invite disappointment. You can teach him to wait to kiss girls when he’s 13 lmao. Who knows? Maybe you’ll have one of each.

                    • Yeah. And until i was 12 i looked like an angel, completely innocent, although i was a fucking guilty devil. 😉

                    • Yeah and after you’ve completed that humanitarian task, you could invade Switzerland, relieve them of their entire massive stash of putinazi, terror, third world dictator and Mafia money, redistribute it to the victims and just leave them with their chocolate, cuckoo clocks and stupid little knives!

                    • The knives are quite useful, but i hate these cuckoo clocks! Once had a neighbor who had one. Always at 12 the damn bird was making noise. I worked nightshift and had to sleep during daytime. Once i showed up with a golf club at his door, but he wasn’t home… he had luck. A few weeks later he moved. Probably the landlord kicked his ass due to complaints. 😂

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