Organizers, partakers of election in occupied Donbas to be spotted, prosecuted, - National Security Secretary

Source : 112 Ukraine

The so-called "election" under control of the pro-Russian militants in occupied Donbas planned for November 11
13:07, 9 November 2018

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Oleksandr Turchynov, the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) claimed that all organizers and partakers of the so-called "election" in Donbas, which should be held by the militants of "Donetsk People's Republic" (DPR) and "Luhansk People's Republic" (LPR) on November 11, will be spotted and prosecuted as the NSDC press service reported.

Turchynov reminded that the voting under control of the militants is condemned by the leading countries of the world; it is an attempt to discredit the Minsk Agreements and strengthening of the Russian control at the occupied territory of Ukraine.

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"The law enforcement bodies will spot all organizers and partakers of this pseudo-election and they will be prosecuted inevitably," he claimed.

NSDC head emphasized that the participation and organization of this "election" fall under a number of articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

"I want to assure all those, involved in the holding of these criminal events in the groundlessness of the hopes to avoid the responsibility for your actions; I warn that you have only one chance to refuse from the participating in the crime," Turchynov claimed, concluding that "temporarily occupied Donbas and Crimea" were and will be an integral part of Ukraine".

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Earlier, Russian militants announced that the local election would be held on the territory of "people's republics" in Donbas on November 11, 2018. This is due to the assassination of Aleksandr Zakharchenko, former leader of 'Donetsk People's Republic.'

Russian delegation in Minsk talks group said it was ready to recognize the outcome of the election. Ukraine's Poroshenko stated that the 'elections' would have no legal consequences and would not be recognized by the international community.

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Besides, Poroshenko emphasized that holding the "elections" in occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions might cause a new wave of sanctions against Russia.

On November 6, Iryna Gerashchenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, reported that the Russian delegation officially claimed about the recognition of the elections in occupied Donbas during the negotiation of Minsk Trilateral Contact Group.

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