July 5, 2016 –
Translated by J. Arnoldski
Holding primaries in Donbass will increase Europe’s interest in Donbass. Such an opinion was expressed by the deputy of the National Council of the DPR, Alla Barkhatnova.
“Alexander Zakharchenko has announced that primaries will be held, and we fully support this. A preliminary survey of the population is necessary so that people know that sooner or later elections will be held and now they need to decide for whom they are ready to vote,” she explained.
In addition, the deputy is convinced that primaries are necessary for both the people of Donbass and for those who are planning to run.
“In his statement on the beginning of primaries, Alexander Zakharchenko made it clear to the Ukrainian government that if they will continue to not fulfill the Minsk Agreements and if the Minsk negotiations continue to be held in a counter-productive vein, then we, as an independent state, will do without Ukraine,” Barkhatnova remarked.
The most frightening scenario for the residents of Donbass could be massive bombardments of the territory of the DPR during preliminary elections. Nevertheless, the DPR has noted an increased interest by European politicians in the situation in Donbass.
“As of late, all the more European politicians are beginning to look at the situation differently. People are seeing the light and opening their eyes. I think that holding primaries will increase Europe’s interest in Donbass and increase their sympathy for us,” the deputy stated.