The European Union condemns planned by Pro-Russian militants on the 11th of November “elections” in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
This is stated in the statement of the EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Mogherini.
“The EU considers “elections” planned for November 11, are illegal and illegitimate and will not recognize them. The EU condemns the “elections” as they contradict international law, undermine the commitments made under the Minsk agreements and violate the sovereignty and laws of Ukraine”, – said Mogherini.
The EC representative recalled that the Minsk agreements provide only for the holding of local elections under Ukrainian law and OSCE standards.
“We expect that the Russian Federation takes full advantage of its considerable influence on the separatists, which it supports. The position of the Minsk agreements should be fully and expeditiously implemented, starting from a comprehensive ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons in order to create the necessary conditions for political transformation by local elections, which they provide,” – said in a statement.
We will remind, the Russian delegation at negotiations of the Trilateral contact group (TAG) in Minsk has officially announced the recognition of “elections” in the occupied Donbass.
7 Sep so-called people’s councils of the self-proclaimed “DNR/LNR” took decisions on the holding of elections “of heads and deputies of the parliaments” 11 November 2018.
The representatives of “LNR” on November 9 started “early voting” illegal “election” of the leader of his organization.