DONETSK, November 2. /TASS/. The prime minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Alexander Zakharchenko, who is leading Sunday’s elections, said he is ready to hold talks with Kiev.
“We are now holding dialogue with them. An agreement on the line of disengagement has been signed. For me it was news to learn that Ukraine has withdrawn its signature. It turns out that it does not want peace. Kiev is playing a double game,” he said during a press conference.
“We are ready for a dialogue and we have not denied out words,” Zakharchenko said.
He is winning at the lections of the DPR head of republic with more than 70% of the vote, head of the DPR Central Election Commission Roman Lyagin said.
Zakharchenko is followed by Yuri Sivkonenko, a lawmaker of the DPR Supreme Council /legislature/. Alexander Kofman, the First deputy speaker of the Novorossia parliament, is third.
The movement Donetsk Republic led by Zakharchenko is leading the elections to the DPR People’s Assembly (legislature), with more than 60% of the vote, Lyagin said.
According to Lyagin, more than one million people took part in the voting. As many as 104,540 people did it on-line or by mail (6,063).
By now, some 50% of ballot papers have been counted. Some eight to ten ballot papers are recognized invalid, Lygin noted.