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US diplomat denies discussing dates of Donbas election

Implementation of the Minsk agreements is not a precondition for Ukraine getting financial aid from the USA.

US diplomat denies discussing dates of Donbas election

The matter of providing US financial and technical assistance to Ukraine depends on its progress in reforms and not on the implementation of the Minsk agreements, US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland has said.

She said this at a briefing on Wednesday when asked to comment on yesterday's statement by opposition MP Viktoriya Voytsytska of the Self Help faction.

"Your report of our session with the Rada yesterday is completely inaccurate. we've made absolutely clear that Minsk requires that there be sufficient security, and OSCE access, and the ability of candidates to ballot, and the ability of citizens to hear from candidates before you can have an election.Read more on UNIAN:http://www.unian.info/politics/1331967-us-puts-no-date-on-elections-in-donbas-reports-of-some-mps-inaccurate-nuland.html

 That's what Minsk says, it's logical as in any countryRead more on UNIAN:http://www.unian.info/politics/1331967-us-puts-no-date-on-elections-in-donbas-reports-of-some-mps-inaccurate-nuland.html

," said Nuland.

Nuland said the US financial and technical assistance to Ukraine was tied to Ukraine staying on the path of reform, its staying inside the IMF programme, continued judicial reform and energy reform, "but not Minsk".