Intentions of Russia to open office of its party in Donbas are proof of escalation, - Ukraine's MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Just Russia - For Truth party announced its intention to open its office in occupied Donetsk and Luhansk
13:32, 23 March 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is considering the statement of the Just Russia - For Truth party about the possible opening of an office in Donbas as further evidence of the escalation of the situation in ORDLO. This was stated by the speaker of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oleh Nikolenko, reports Ukrainian Truth.

“We consider the intention to open a representative office of the Just Russia - For Truth party in Donetsk and Luhansk as yet another proof of Russia's escalation of the situation in Donbas", said Nikolenko.

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry emphasizes that this grossly violates the legislation and sovereignty of Ukraine, opens up the field for fraud in the Russian elections.

As previously reported, head of the Russian party A Just Russia - For Truth and the head of its faction in the State Duma Sergey Mironov appointed his representative in the occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This was reported on the website of the political force.

In the self-proclaimed so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, the leader of A Just Russia - For Truth will be represented by Mironov's aide, Alexey Zhigulin.

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Zhigulin was instructed to create a representative center of this political force in Donetsk and to organize consultations for citizens living in the occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The reception of the party's representative in the occupied Donbas will consider such issues as "assistance in obtaining Russian citizenship, realization of social, electoral, constitutional rights and responsibilities of Russian citizens living in the territories of "DPR" and "LPR"; assistance to local residents in joining the party.

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