Putin's associate congratulates Pushilin, Pasechnyk on victory at Donbas elections

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier Russia claimed at the session of the Trilateral Contact Group that it is going to recognize the results of illegal "elections"
17:41, 12 November 2018

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Vladislav Surkov, the associate of the President of Russia has sent the congratulations on the victory at the illegal "elections" in occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk regions to Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnyk as TASS reported.

According to the news agency, "Surkov expressed the confidence that the chosen leaders will do their best to increase the living standards of the people."

Related: OSCE Permanent Council to discuss illegal "elections" in occupied Donbas

As is known, the so-called elections took place in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions on Sunday, November 11. The voters elected the leaders of 'people's republics' and their representatives in the parliaments of the 'republics'.

It was reported that Leonid Pasechnyk was chosen as the "head" of the self-proclaimed republic at the illegal "elections" in the separate parts of Luhansk regions (Luhansk People's Republic, LPR). Denis Pushilin was "elected" as the head of the territory of Donetsk region occupied by the pro-Russian militants (Donetsk People's Republic, DPR).

Related: Pro-Russian proxies win 'election' in Donbas, - media

Ukraine, the U.S. and the EU unanimously condemned the voting, considering it illegitimate. Russia still has not commented on the outcome of the election.

Besides, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged Ukrainians living in the occupied Donbas not to vote at the fake elections on November 11. The EU has already condemned the "elections" in Donbas and urged Russia to influence the separatists supported by it.

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