Steinmeier says situation in Donbass gives no chance for local elections

The conditions are not appropriate at the moment, Steinmeier says.

The situation in Donbass is still preventing the conduction of local elections, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday at the session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

"I hope that we can succeed in laying the groundwork for achieving agreement on the (election) law," the minister said. "When it is agreed on, the security will have to be ensured so that the elections can be held. The conditions are not appropriate at the moment."

First published by TASS.

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