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KIEV, July 27. /TASS/. The Ukrainian authorities are afraid to hold election in Donbas because they understand that residents will not support them, a deputy from Opposition Bloc Sergey Dunayev said on Monday.
Commenting on the statement made by the newly-appointed head of the Luhansk civil-military administration Georgy Tuka that election should not be held in Luhansk, Dunayev said: "The authorities are afraid to hold local election in Donbas because people here do not like the current authorities and will probably assess them accordingly when voting."
The press service of regional administration confirmed to TASS earlier today that Tuka said that local election should not be held in the Luhansk Region because many people living at the frontline support Donbas self-defense forces.
Many people in the Kiev-controlled part of Donbas "are very unhappy with the actions of the authorities that do not solve population’s problems, do not restore destroyed infrastructure and economy, but instead demolish monuments, renames towns and encourages ultra-radical organizations," Dunayev noted. "The authorities are trying to hide this unanimous opposition of the region’s population to Kiev by cancelling election," the deputy stressed.
The Opposition Bloc considers this path "erroneous and confrontational," he added noting that "it does not stabilized the situation in the region, but instead complicates it." "It contradicts the Minsk agreements - the common road to peace in Donbas," Dunayev said.
"We protests against illegal resistance to revival of local authorities in Donbas and call upon international community to make Kiev hold elections on all Ukraine’s territory in accordance with the Constitution," Dunayev concluded.