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Poroshenko Claims Donbas November 2 Elections Results Must Be Cancelled

© AP Photo / Efrem LukatskyUkraine's President Petro Poroshenko speaks during parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko speaks during parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 - Sputnik International
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that elections held on the territories controlled by DPR and LPR on November 2 must be cancelled.

Donetsk residents participate in elections of the head of DNR and deputies of National Council of the republic on November 2, 2014. - Sputnik International
Kiev's Refusal to Negotiate Elections in Donbas Threatens More Conflict
KIEV, December 6 (Sputnik) — Results of the elections held on November 2 self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR, LPR) in eastern Ukraine must be cancelled, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday.

“Poroshenko highlighted that pseudo-elections held on the territories controlled by terrorists on November 2 must be cancelled, and preparation for regional elections in accordance with Ukrainian law should begin,” Poroshenko’s press service said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses journalists after a meeting with his French counterpart Francois Hollande at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, December 6, 2014 - Sputnik International
Putin Hopes for New Ceasefire Deal to End Armed Conflict in Eastern Ukraine
In April, residents of Luhansk and Donetsk regions in eastern Ukraine declared the establishment of people’s republics, refusing to recognize the new Kiev authorities which came to power following a February coup. The republics declared their sovereignty based on the results of referendums held in May.

On November 2, the DPR and the LPR held elections for the heads of local governments and representatives of the legislative bodies, which Kiev called illegitimate.

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