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Russia is going to recognize the results of elections in self-proclaimed Donetsk (DPR) and Luhansk (LPR) people’s republics. About this Facebook said the Vice-speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the representative of the President of Petro Poroshenko on the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the Donbass Irina Gerashchenko.
On Tuesday, November 6, took place in Minsk meeting of the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbas. To him, the Ukrainian side raised the issue of the cancellation of the elections.
“Today Russia officially stated that it recognizes the results organized by the “election” of Moscow’s puppet regimes. The Ukrainian side States: the Russian Federation, which gave a start to the pseudo-elections in occupied Donetsk and Luhansk “elections” that contravene the letter and spirit of the Minsk agreements, today issued this statement the mandate for the war which she had declared Ukraine. Actions of the Russian Federation and its puppets lead to the disruption of political and diplomatic talks in Minsk and destabilize the situation on the front. This is a repeat scenario of 2014, when the elections organized by the Kremlin, have led to the disruption of the Minsk talks, the failure of the Minsk agreements and serious destabilization in the Donbass, thousands of casualties among military and civilians,” she wrote.
Gerashchenko pointed out that the fact that the elections have already condemned the European Union and the United States. “[The election] is not recognized by the world, excluding the host country of Russia,” she said.
Also, according to her, the special representative of the OSCE at negotiations in Minsk, Martin Sajdik said that the elections in DND and LNR “flatly contradicts the spirit and letter of the Minsk agreements”.
Earlier Tuesday, 6 November, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that Moscow is very important who will lead the DNI and the LC. On the question of the recognition of the results of the vote, he refused to answer, but indicated that elections do not contradict the Minsk agreements.
Elections of heads and deputies of people’s councils in DND and LNR will take place on November 11.
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