Donetsk, Sep 29 - DAN. DPR is ready to hold the primaries on October 2, said the Republic's leader Alexander Zakharchenko.

"DPR is 100 percent ready for the primaries. They will be held at the highest level," he assured.

Zakharchenko noted that Ukraine might try to stage provocations before or in the course of voting.

"But we have security services. Any provocations will be prevented or rather tackled at source," DPR leader said.

The first round of the primaries-2016 is scheduled to take place in Donetsk on October, 2th.

The primaries, that are preliminary in nature, are aimed just at exploring public opinion and held before anticipated local elections in Donbass, are in compliance with Minsk Agreements. The vote is being organized in line with OSCE standards. Official representatives of the candidates alongside international observers from OSCE/ODIHR and other foreign and international organizations are free to monitor the DPR primaries. The Interim Vote Commission is also authorized to invite representatives of Ukrainian, Russian and EU political parties.