European Commission does not recognize pseudo-elections in occupied areas of Donbas

European Commission does not recognize pseudo-elections in occupied areas of Donbas

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The European Commission does not recognize fake "elections" in the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine, which were scheduled by pro-Russian militants for November 11.

The EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy, Johannes Hahn, stated this during his visit to Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reported.

“As you know, we are committed to the Minsk process and we respect everything that is in line with the Minsk process. But according to the Minsk process, these elections will not contribute to solving the problem, and therefore we do not confirm and do not recognize these elections," the EU commissioner said.

As reported, pro-Russian militants in Donbas announced the holding of so-called "elections" in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions scheduled for November 11.

Chief of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Vasyl Hrytsak called on Ukrainians not to violate Ukrainian legislation and not to vote in the so-called elections in ORDLO.

President Petro Poroshenko at the European People's Party summit in Helsinki called for the intensification of political and sanctions pressure on Russia in connection with pseudo-elections in the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas, as well as for the release of Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry stated that the intentions of the Russian occupation administration to hold "extraordinary elections" in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas grossly violate Russia's obligations as a party to the Minsk agreements.

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