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East Ukraine's Lugansk, Donetsk Postpone Dates of Local Elections

© Sputnik / Valery Melnikov / Go to the mediabankCounting ballots during election in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). File photo
Counting ballots during election in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). File photo - Sputnik International
According to a joint statement, authorities from the eastern Ukrainian self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk have decided to postpone local elections until next year.

Joint briefing of DPR Head Alexander Zakharchenko and LPR Head Igor Plotnitsky - Sputnik International
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LUGANSK (Sputnik) The authorities from the eastern Ukrainian self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk have decided to postpone local elections until next year, according to a joint statement released on Tuesday.

“In summary of this work, we announce that the DPR and LPR agree to postpone elections from October 18 and November 1 to next year,” the statement reads.

Ukrainian authorities earlier set local elections in the eastern republics for October 25; however, the LPR planned to hold elections on November 1 and the DPR planned elections on October 18.

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