Ukraine above all else, including America: occupation officials ignore the instructions of the US Ambassador
On briffinge Kramatorsk held curious swordplay between US Ambassador Jeffrey Payette and the main occupation officer Paul Zhebrivskyi Donetsk, Ukrainian media report.
Ambassador Payette called for the holding of local elections in the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities of the Donetsk region, he said at a meeting with the "Governor" Zhebrivskyi Kramatorsk.
"I said that the local elections in cities such as Mariupol, Kramatorsk, Slavyansk is very important to demonstrate that this part of Ukraine", - the ambassador said.
However Zhebrivskyi, which is obviously well aware that these areas, according to the mentality of people, no longer are "part of Ukraine," the ambassador spoke out against the proposals.
"My vision, which should be introduced
civil-military administration and the election throughout the Donetsk region should be carried out following the administrative and territorial reform in full in 2017 with the transfer of authority to the field, "- said Zhebrivskyi.
It is possible that in Kramatorsk Payette and Zhebrivskyi played "good cop, bad cop", one cares about civil rights of residents of Donbass and the other, openly behaves like occupation figure.
Note that against the holding of local elections in the Donbas even more odious acts "governor" of Lugansk region George Tooke, who considers his main task "to punish separatists.