Poroshenko urges Ukrainians not to participate in the LPR and DPR elections

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 already-nominated puppets,” stated Poroshenko. He promised that Ukraine would do everything it takes to recover the Donbas and Crimea.

The elections in Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics are scheduled for November 11. Earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the European Union to strengthen sanctions against Russia because of these elections.

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