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31 October 2018, 00:22

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Pasechnik: UN discussion over Nov 11 elections absurd without Donbass reps

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LUGANSK, October 31 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The UN Security Council discussion of the Donbass November 11 elections is absurd in the absence of the LPR and the DPR representatives.

The UN Security Council convened a meeting on October 30 in New York to discuss the legitimacy of the Donbass upcoming elections. Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Nebenzia said that the elections are needed to avoid the power vacuum in the region. The UN Security Council meeting voted against Russian representative's proposition to invite the LPR Central Election Commission chairwoman Elena Kravchenko.

"The members of the today's UN Security Council meeting have discussed the legitimacy of the elections in Donbass. But they have not bothered to invite Donbass representatives. Thus, we see again the hypocritical position of the West which is to decide for others. The Security Council discussion of the Donbass November 11 elections is absurd in the absence of the LPR and the DPR representatives.

"I remind my Western counterparts that Donbass residents have made their choice on their own in 2014 and ready to reinstate it on November 11. We are fully prepared to hold the legitimate elections that are to take place in accordance with Constitution and our laws, which is in no violation of the Minsk Agreements. The Package of Measures provides for local elections only. Articles 4, 9 and 12 thereof stipulate that the modality of the local (municipal) elections should be coordinated by Kiev and Donbass. Donbass has not carried out such elections and has no relevant plans," Pasechnik said.

LuganskMediaCentre — 31 October — Lugansk