Sen. McCain refused to monitor elections in self-proclaimed LPR

Source : 112 Ukraine

I do not typically monitor the elections of imaginary countries - McCain
10:44, 15 September 2015


Leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Ihor Plotnitsky invited senior United States Senator from Arizona John McCain to come as an observer to the elections in LPR, TASS. “I would like to ask you, as the free press, to convey my invitation to the most upright man, the world’s most democratic democrat who travels the world teaching the rules of democracy,” he said at the yesterday's news conference.

The answer of John McCain was quick: “While I do not typically monitor the elections of imaginary countries, I am grateful for this unique invitation”.

“If the so-called ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ is interested in democratic elections, I suggest its adherents put down their weapons and participate in the next round of elections in a free and united Ukraine,” noted Senate Armed Services Committee chairman. 

Self-proclaimed leaders of Donetsk and Luhansk People's Rupublic scheduled local elections for October 18, while regular local elections in Ukraine to be held October 25.

Press center of Central Electoral Board (CEB) states that elections to 91 local councils in Donetsk region and to 31 local councils in Luhansk region will bot be held due to the hostilities. The number of people, deprived of the right to vote exceeds 1 mln.

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