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Zelensky said, as local elections held in Ukraine

Local elections in Ukraine on the background of the COVID-19 will be held with the restrictions, stated on Wednesday the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the traditional conference call with representatives of the government and law enforcement agencies.

Earlier, the Parliament of Ukraine appointed on 25 October, the next local elections the relevant draft resolution was supported by 326 parliamentarians when the required minimum of 226 votes, while the elections will not take place in uncontrolled Kiev territory of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Also will not hold elections to the regional councils controlled Kiev territory of Donbass. These areas will continue to obey the civil-military administrations.

The head of state raised the issue of preparations for local elections scheduled for October 25. "Obviously, the upcoming elections will be held on the background of certain limitations due to coronavirus infection, and for now we need to consider mechanisms, processes and funding to protect the Ukrainians and give them the opportunity to vote for candidates", - quotes Zelensky press service.

Earlier, the Ministry of health of Ukraine reported that the country recorded 67 597 cases COVID-19, died on 1 650 people, recovered 37 394.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed is already over 16.3 million cases of infection, over 650 thousand people died.