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Poroshenko, Merkel, Macron hold tripartite talks about fake elections in Donbas

Earlier, Petro Poroshenko noted that nobody will recognize the results of illegal elections in the occupied Donbas
19:56, 11 November 2018

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Emmanuel Macron are holding tripartite talks in Paris regarding the fake "elections" that Russia is holding in the occupied part of Donbas.  This is reported on Facebook by the press secretary of the president of Ukraine Svyatoslav Tsegolko.

“Poroshenko, Merkel, and Macron are holding trilateral talks in Paris about the fake “elections,” which Russia is holding in the occupied part of Donbas,” Tsegolko said.

Earlier Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses a protest against the illegitimate actions of Russia in conducting pseudo-elections in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. 

"The results of these pseudo-elections are legally null and void; they do not create any legal consequences and will not be recognized either by Ukraine or by the international community. Legitimate elections in Donbas can only be held in full compliance with Ukrainian legislation and OSCE standards with the provision of OSCE observation. We are grateful to our international partners for confirming their continued support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within internationally recognized borders."

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."

Related: Results of “elections” in occupied Donbas null and void, - Ukraine's part of Trilateral Contact Group

Related: "Elections" start in occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions

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