The issue of holding illegal elections in the occupied territory of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions is put on the agenda of the EU Council of Ministers of foreign affairs and will also be considered at a meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe. This was stated by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, informs the Presidential Administration website.
"We have ensured that this issue of illegal holding of so-called elections was put on the agenda of the meeting of the EU Council of Ministers on foreign affairs. At the next meeting of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, this issue will also be on the agenda," the president said in a statement.
The president also said that Ukraine had begun consultations on this issue with the permanent members of the UN Security Council in New York.
"I want to emphasize that in the coming hours we are waiting for the meeting of the G7 countries, and for the reaction of our partners in the European Union, partners from the United States, Canada, and the whole world," the president said.
Today, November 11, so-called voting for “heads of the republics” and “the people’s deputies” is taking place in “Luhansk/Donetsk People's Republics.”
The Ukrainian part of the Trilateral Contact Group has stressed that all organizations related to “elections" must be held responsible, and has also reminded that Russia with its actions violates the fundamental norms and principles of international law and Ukraine's legislation:
"We demand the immediate holding of an extraordinary convocation of the Trilateral Contact Group and we appeal to the member countries of the Normandy format with a request to hold special consultations with a demand to the Russian Federation to abandon the destructive scenarios of destabilization of the situation in Donbas."