The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine urged residents of the occupied territories of Donbas not to take part in the “election”. This is reported in the statement of the embassy on Twitter.
'Tomorrow’s sham “elections” will benefit only Russian proxies in eastern Ukraine, not the Ukrainian people. Residents of the Donbas should reject this charade and refuse to participate,' the statement said.
Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that sanctions could be imposed on the organizers of the 'elections'.
As it was reported, the militants scheduled the so-called elections in occupied Donbas on Sunday, November 11. The 'heads of the republics' and 'the local MPs' are to be elected. Ukraine and the international community have already condemned such 'elections'. The representatives of the Kremlin stated that they decide on recognition or non-recognition after the final results. The President of Ukraine expects new anti-Russian sanctions due to the 'voting'.
The Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Oleksandr Turchynov stated that all the organizers and the participants of the 'elections' on November 11 would be found and prosecuted in compliance with the Ukrainian legislation.