In connection with the intention of the occupation administration of the Russian Federation to spend in the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the so-called “special election” the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on international partners to increase pressure on Moscow, the press service of the Ministry.
“In connection with occurrence in the Russian mass media reports about the intention of the occupation administration of the Russian Federation on the temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine to conduct so-called “special election” of the leaders of the militants and their illegitimate representative bodies, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine notes that such actions of the Kremlin violate the obligations of the Russian Federation as parties to the Minsk agreements,” reads the MFA statement.
The report noted that these provocative actions by Russia deliberately undermine the Minsk agreements and will be able to undermine international efforts to resolve the situation resulting from the armed aggression of Russian Federation against Ukraine and occupation of part of its sovereign territory of the Ukrainian state.
“In the case of the fake “snap elections” will be null and void, will not create any legal consequences and will not be recognized neither Ukraine nor the world community”, – noted in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
Also, the office draw attention to the fact that the responsibility for the permanent locking and torpedoing the peace process rests with the Russian Federation.
“We call on international partners to provide a clear assessment to such actions of the Kremlin and to strengthen political and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation, including through the introduction of additional sanctions against it to force her to return to the fulfillment of undertaken obligations”, – said in a statement.
For its part, emphasized in the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Ukraine remains committed to peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbass based on the Minsk agreements.
Recall that the “national Council” of the so-called “Donetsk people’s Republic” at a meeting on Friday, September 7, prematurely removed from the authority of the leader “DNR” Alexander Zakharchenko in connection with his death, and appointed him instead of Denis Pushilin. “The elections in DND” is scheduled for November 11.
Earlier it was reported that on 31 August in an explosion in a restaurant killed the leader “DNR” Alexander Zakharchenko. Russian media also reported that the explosion injured, “Minister of revenues and duties DND” Alexander Timofeev. The so-called “law enforcement” self-proclaimed “DNR” said that the detained “Ukrainian saboteurs”, which is probably involved in the assassination attempt on Zakharchenko. But in this SBU information is not confirmed.
In ORDO the suspect in the murder of a guard Zakharchenko. Read more about the murder of Zakharchenko read our material.