The decree on local government elections in the so-called DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) is to be inked today, Sept.16. The election date remains the same - 18 October, reports Donetsk News Agency citing the DPR “head” Alexander Zakharchenko.

- Most likely, tomorrow I’ll sign a decree on elections, as for a date, we’ll settle on Oct. 18, said Zakharchenko.

According to him, "election arrangements go their own way."

- These aren’t the first elections, we have had experience already, he said.

Local elections, as previously reported, will be held in the "DPR" to implement the Minsk Agreement Protocol of Sept. 5, 2014 and the Complex Measures of Feb. 12, 2015.