Attempts to disrupt elections in Donetsk, Luhansk will fail - Yatseniuk
A separate system for protecting law and order will be put in place in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions during the upcoming presidential elections, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said.
"A system for ensuing law and order and protecting the election process in these territories is being made for the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. Any attempts made by terrorists in Donetsk and Luhansk to disrupt the nationwide presidential elections in Ukraine will fail," Yatseniuk told an intercom meeting in Kyiv on Monday.
During the meeting, Ukraine's Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said the law enforcement structures will be working in a special control mode in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions on voting day.
Avakov said he has information on possible provocations and attempts to disrupt the elections, but the Interior Ministry has operative and practical plans in these regions.
We have all the means to make the technically right solution for these elections. We will create appropriate groups using the Interior Ministry system, and there will be a headquarters led by a deputy minister. In addition, we will have appropriate rapid reaction groups in the 'problem areas,' which we call 'red and pink zones,' to neutralize possible provocations. Law enforcement officials from other, calmer regions, will be sent to the most problematic areas," Avakov said.