Some 10-12 thousand OSCE policemen are required to ensure security during elections in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Interior Ministry press service quotes adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister Zoryan Shkiryak.
“I want to emphasize that in the circumstances we need around10, 000 - 12,000 OSCE mission policemen to ensure any elections on the territories of the so-called ORDLO (the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions - Ed.), Shkiryak said.
Adviser to the Minister also noted the absence of prospects for the elections in the occupied Donbas in the next two or three years.
“At present, no changes to the Constitution regarding the introduction of "special status" will be adopted,” he added.
Earlier, Ukrainian MP Mustafa Nayem said that the election law in the occupied territories of Donbas has no chance to be adopted by the Parliament.
“It looks like a provocation. The fact is that the law has no chance to pass through the Parliament,” said Nayem in his comment to Hromadske on Tuesday.
Head of the working group on security issues in the Trilateral contact group on the settlement of the situation in Donbas Yevhen Marchuk has calculated that the involvement of the OSCE police mission in Donbas will cost about $ 1 billion.