The next presidential elections in Ukraine are scheduled for March 2019. However, elections and changes of leaders of the country cannot be held during martial law in Ukraine. Will martial law be introduced in Ukraine in 2019? Yes, if Russia continues its aggression. To prevent this, the Minister of Ukraine arrived in Washington with a new peacekeeping plan.

Ukrainian presidential elections will be held in March 2019.

Ukrainian presidential elections will be held in March 2019

During the round table at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov proposed new plan for the return and reintegration of Donbass. The plan is called ” The mechanism of small steps “.

“We offer a new format that needs the support of the world community. We called our strategy of de-occupation and reintegration of Donbass “The mechanism of small steps”, because we believe that you can achieve the desired result only step by step, ” said Arsen Avakov.

The Minister explained: the developed strategy envisages the creation of a demilitarized security zone in a separate selected area of ​​Donbass. All military formations on both sides are assigned to the conditioned line. The State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, with the support of a special international peacekeeping mission, takes control of a specified area of ​​territory and its limits. Law and order is maintained by the National Police, the National Guard of Ukraine and the monitoring mission.

“Local elections are held in this territory. The main principle is the observance of the Ukrainian legislation and the provision of free will. We must restore the work of all state institutions, law enforcement agencies of Ukraine. We must restore security and the rule of law, social security, education, financial services. We must give everyone a decent standard of living. It’s Time to Stand Up to Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine,  ” he added.

USIP is America’s nonpartisan institute to promote national security and global stability by reducing violent conflicts abroad.