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The U.S. state Department urged Russia to cancel the “illegal and sham elections” in the breakaway Donetsk (DNI) and Lugansk (LPR) people’s republics. About it reports “Voice of America”.
“We call on Russia to join the Ukraine in the pursuit of peace. Russia and the forces that it equips, trains, which she directs, and with whom fighting is still not fulfilled repeated promises to cease hostilities, the withdrawal of foreign fighters, exchange of detainees, or to dissolve illegal armed formations”, — is told in the statement of the state Department.
According to Washington, Moscow should establish a General and comprehensive ceasefire in the region and to cancel the “illegal, fake elections, which it organizes on the Russian-controlled areas in the East of Ukraine.”
Also, the United States has congratulated Ukraine on the validity of the law on the special status of Donbass.
Elections of the heads of DND and LNR, as well as people’s councils of the republics scheduled for November 11.
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