Contents tagged with Elections

  • Green party candidate Jill Stein critical of Ukraine, says NATO 'encircled Russia'

    As the two main US political parties have officially nominated their candidates for the presidential elections in November, some embittered voters have thrown their support behind third party candidates, such as the Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein. Disappointed with Bernie Sanders’ withdrawal from the Democratic race and subsequent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, many of Sanders’ supporters have found a number of similarities between their candidate of choice and Jill Stein, especially when it …

  • Expert: The Kremlin could organize a new information leak before US presidential elections

    Donald Trump’s policies regarding Russia, if he were to be elected President of the United States, coincide with the Kremlin’s vision, where Europe is divided and dependent on Russia. Therefore, one can expect Moscow’s continued interference in the presidential campaign and new attempts to influence the presidential campaign in the United States may be taken before Election Day this November, Jeffrey Gedmin says.

    In an interview with the Georgian Voice of America, the Senior Fellow of the …

  • So-called Luhansk People's Republic postpones local elections

    The head of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR), Igor Plotnitsky, has announced the decision to postpone the local elections in the occupied territories of the Luhansk region. The elections were to be held on July 24 and have been postponed to November 6, reports the Luhansk separatist websites.

    The date of the local elections has been repeatedly postponed by the Luhansk and Donetsk separatists.

    Recently, a representative of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), Denis …

  • UN: Elections should be held in the Donbas only after the issue of human rights has been resolved

    The Donbas elections should be held when the human rights issues are resolved and not just when the technical and political aspects are organized, as stated by the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, said during an interview with Novoye Vremya.

    “If you want to hold free and fair elections, you must ensure that there is freedom of expression and media, as well as freedom of assembly and association. This is not happening now,” Šimonović said.

    He also stressed the …

  • So-called Donetsk People's Republic postpones elections

    The so-called Donetsk People's Republic will postpone elections until October 30th. They were initially scheduled for July 24th.

    "The elections will be postponed until the 30th of October, 2016 as a result of Kiev's failure to adhere to the Minsk agreements. The decree will be signed in the coming days. We hope that the Western partners of Kiev will force them to vote on the Electoral Act this year, which will be coordinated with us," the leader of the so-called DPR, Alexander Zakharchenko, …

  • John Kerry: The US will allocate $23 million for victims of the war in the Donbas

    The United States intends to provide Ukraine with $23 million worth of humanitarian aid for the victims of hostilities in the Donbas. US Secretary of State John Kerry said this on Thursday, July 7, at the joint briefing with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, regarding the results of the bilateral meeting.

    In addition, Kerry noted the progress in the development of the law on elections in the Donbas. “Ukraine has put great efforts in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements and …

  • The Verkhovna Rada is unlikely to approve a draft law on elections in Donbas

    The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy admits that the draft law on elections in Donbas can appear in the Verkhovna Rada and can be placed on the session agenda. However, Parubiy sees no prospects for its adoption.

    “Theoretically, it can appear, especially if it is placed on the agenda by the President, who has a right to present draft laws for urgent consideration… but I see no prospects for emergence of this draft law in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and also I see no prospects …

  • Zakharchenko gives Kiev an ultimatum on election law in the Donbas

    Ukrainian authorities have until the 14th of July to adopt a law on local elections in the Donbas. This law must, however, be agreed to by representatives of the Donbas. If not, the date of the election process will be determined unilaterally. This was said by the head of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, on the 21st of June.

    “Ukraine has to adopt a law on elections, which will also satisfy us, before the 14th of July. This law must be agreed to by …

  • Savchenko calls for early Vekhovna Rada elections

    The current Ukrainian government has not met the expectations of the people, claimed Nadiya Savchenko. According to her, "it is necessary to bring some fresh blood into politics."

    The Ukrainian woman, pilot and deputy of the Verkhovna Rada, Nadiya Savchenko, called for early parliamentary elections in Ukraine aimed to "bring fresh blood into politics."

    The current Ukrainian government has not met the expectations of the people after the change of power in the country, said the aviator in an …

  • Separatist Leader: Elections in the Donbas will be held on our terms

    The leader of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Alexander Zakharchenko, has stated that he will not adhere to the Minsk Agreements with regard to the local elections. He said this on Saturday while at a press conference in Donetsk.

    “We will hold the primaries in order to gauge people’s reactions and to show the world that we are ready to hold elections without the consent of Kiev,” Zakharchenko said.

    “I am not going to dance to the tune of Ukraine, France and Germany who want us …