Ukraine held local elections, on October 25, throughout the country, including most of the government-controlled territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, but not in the Russian-controlled territory of those provinces. There, the Donetsk and Luhansk “people’s republics” (DPR, LPR) prevented the holding of local elections under Ukrainian law, scheduling instead their own local elections for a later date. Such a disjunction is a breach of the Minsk armistice, which envisaged local elections in those “certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk provinces (oblasts)” to be held as part of Ukraine’s country-wide local elections, not separately from them.
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Source: The Jamestown Foundation