Ukraine Today's Viewpoint was pleased to speak with the Director of Research at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Oleksandr Sushko. During the conversation Mr. Sushko shared his views on the outcome of the Normandy Four talks which took place on October 2 in Paris and on the upcoming elections in Ukraine's occupied eastern regions.
When speaking about the elections in occupied Donbas, Mr. Sushko said:
"For separatists, for Russia, the major purpose is to use these elections to legitimize themselves and to legitimize to status quo which is there on the ground."
"For Ukraine these elections are needed to start re-integration and de-occupation of these territories."
"There should be full freedom of legitimate political activity. Ukrainian political parties should be able to go there openly and to campaign. They should be able to speak to the local audiences, to campaign on the streets, to have TV broadcasting locally etc." […]
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