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Vladislav Surkov, aide to the Russian President congratulated the leaders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik on their election victory, said Alexey Chesnakov, the Director of the Political Conjuncture Center as quoted by TASS.
“The congratulatory letter said that the high voter turnout showed the world that proud and smart people, who believe in themselves and can defend themselves, live in the Donbas, and strongly …
Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the elections in the so-called Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics illegal. “Holding such illegal elections in the regions where Ukrainian authorities cannot exercise legitimate jurisdiction due to Russia’s effective control over them violates the basic rules and principles of international law and is a flagrant interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine,” the Ministry stated.
According to Tbilisi, “the elections contradict [Russia’s] …
During the OSCE Permanent Council meeting in Vienna on November 12, Representatives of the Russian Federation proposed to invite the DPR and the LPR representatives to speak at the meeting over Skype.
According to Novosti Donbasa news outlet, Russians put forward this proposal during a meeting dedicated to "elections" held by Russia in LRP and DPR last Sunday.
The delegations of Ukraine, the U.S., Canada and the European Union blocked this proposal. The representatives of Italy, which is …
NATO refuses to legitimize the elections that took place in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, stated the NATO Press Office on their website on November 11. "They run contrary to the letter and spirit of the Minsk Agreements and undermine efforts towards a peaceful resolution of the conflict,” the statement reads.
"NATO fully supports Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders. We continue to call on Russia to withdraw …
In a statement published on the Polish Foreign Ministry’s website, Warsaw stated that Russia must be punished for conducting elections in the Donbas.
“These “elections” in the so-called DPR and LPR are part of the policy of a forced change of the status quo carried out by Russia, that is also manifested in promoting the militarization of the Crimea as well as aggressive activities in the Azov Sea,” stated the Polish Foreign Ministry.
The Foreign Ministry notes that these “elections” go …
During a press-connference in Paris, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainians, who live in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk which are controlled by pro-Russian militants, not to participate in the elections in the so-called Luhansk and the Donetsk People’s Republic.
“Russian Federation does [the elections] in its usual manner and only to eliminate former puppets first, who took part in murders, torture, law violations… Russia is accomplishing this step just to choose …
Ahead of the elections organized by Russia in the territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions which are controlled by pro-Russian militants, the European Union reiterated its support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
In a statement published on Saturday, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Frederica Mogherini said that Brussels will not recognize the results of these elections.
"The EU considers the “elections” planned for 11 …
Chairperson of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak stated at a press briefing that the Ukrainian Security Service of Ukraine has the information that Russia already prepared the results of the so-called elections to be held on November 11 in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions controlled by pro-Russian militants.
“Based on the data we have, Russia has faked 55% for Pushilin in DPR and 63% for Pasechnik in LPR. The “turnout” is going to be 70%," he said.
Earlier, Oleksandr Turchynov, …
The US embassy in Ukraine advises residents of the Donetsk and Lugansk territories which are not under Ukraine’s control to boycott “illegal” elections, that will be held on November 11th.
“While Ukraine is taking positive steps to foster peace, Russia is worsening the conflict by organizing sham “elections.” Residents of eastern Ukraine should boycott these “elections” that do not follow the Minsk agreements or Ukrainian legislation,” the Embassy wrote on Facebook.
Pro-Russian authorities of …
Representative of Ukraine in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the issues of the Donbas Iryna Herashchenko stated that Moscow officially announced its intention to recognize the results of the so-called “elections” in the territories of the Donbas which are not under Ukraine's control during the meetings of the working groups and the Trilateral Contact Group.
“The Ukrainian side states: the Russian Federation, which launched the pseudo-elections in the occupied Donetsk and Luhansk, “ …