Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Kyiv 10:24

Statement of the MFA of Ukraine on so-called “observers” at pseudo “elections” in certain districts of Donbas region

02 November 2014, 18:41

Due to reported participation of foreign nationals in "observation" of illegal pseudo “elections” in Donbas on November 2, 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine officially states that neither respectable international organizations nor democratic countries in the world recognize these pseudo “elections”, and did not sent to them their official observers.

Having arrived in Donetsk and Luhansk regions to “observe” the pseudo “elections”, these self-proclaimed “observers”, who represent marginal political groups, violated the national legislation of Ukraine, and subsequently will be held responsible for their unlawful activity. Ukraine regards these pseudo “elections” as violation of the Constitution and laws of Ukraine on local elections. Since these pseudo “elections” were obviously aimed at illegal seizure of power, the Security Service of Ukraine filed a criminal suit against this crime.

We call on our international partners to join the countries and organizations, which have already condemned these pseudo “elections”, and distance themselves from possible self-proclaimed “observers’” assessments having nothing to do with the official position of a state or an international organization. 

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