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U.S. State Department condemns fake elections in Donbas

The U.S. support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity remains unchanged
09:14, 13 September 2018

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The U.S. State Department condemns the announcement of the “fake elections” in the so-called “LDNR” (Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republic, - ed.), as Heather Nauert, Department Spokesperson, said in the statement, published on the website of the service.

“The United States condemns the announcement of a plan to conduct “elections” in the so-called “Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics.” Given the continued control of these territories by the Russian Federation, genuine elections are inconceivable, and grossly contravene Russia’s commitments under the Minsk agreements,” the statement says.

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The State Department informed that “by engineering phony procedures, Russia is once more demonstrating its disregard for international norms and is undermining efforts to achieve peace in eastern Ukraine”.

“The so-called “people’s republics” that Russia created have no place within the Ukrainian constitutional order,” the message says.

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Nauert aslo stressed that “the United States remains fully committed to diplomatic efforts to resolve the Russia-instigated conflict in eastern Ukraine. U.S. support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity remains unwavering”.

As it was reported earlier, the militants announced the “elections” in “DNR” and “LNR” on September 11, 2018. The so-called “DNR” plans to conduct “elections” of the head due to the death of Oleksandr Zakharchenko. 

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