Poroshenko and Merkel condemned the elections in Donbass

© RIA Novosti / Press service of President of Ukraine / Michael Palinketi in Photobacterium of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a meeting. November 1, 2018Poroshenko and Merkel condemned the elections in Donbass© RIA Novosti / Press service of President of Ukraine / Michael Palinketi the image Bank

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, they condemned the elections in Donbass.

Elections of heads and deputies of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics scheduled to be held on November 11. Kiev has already declared that does not recognize the elections.

«We coordinated our approaches to condemn the fake elections,» said Poroshenko on Thursday at a joint with Merkel briefing.

He also said that the results of the elections in the Donbass will not be recognized by the international community. «The only way to resolve the situation in Donbas is the holding of fair, transparent elections in accordance with Ukrainian legislation… the Current fake election, like previous ones, are worthless from a legal point of view and those that will not have any legal consequences. Their so-called results will never be recognized by the international community,» he added.

The Ukrainian authorities in April 2014 began a military operation against the breakaway LC and the DNI, which declared independence after a coup in Ukraine in February 2014. According to the latest UN victims of the conflict began more than 10 thousand people.

The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, including during meetings in Minsk the contact group, which from September 2014 adopted three documents regulating the steps to de-escalate the conflict. However, after the armistice agreements between the parties to the conflict continue shooting.

Poroshenko and Merkel condemned the elections in DonbassThe Minsk agreement

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