Funding elections in Donbas still impossible: Ukraine’s representative in Contact Group

Even if security issues are solved, the financing of elections in the occupied territories is still impossible.

Ukraine’s representative in the political sub-group of the Trilateral Contact Group Roman Bezsmertny told this to the Ukrayinska Pravda news site.

"The Ukrainian side raised the issue that financing of elections in the occupied territories is impossible under the current circumstances even if the security issues are solved," he said.

Bezsmertny recalled that the Ukrainian banking system did not operate in the occupied part of Donbas. "It is necessary to restore the system of real Ukrainian authorities. Under the current circumstances, any financing will mean financing the illegal authorities in the occupied territories," he noted.


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