Foreign Observers Arrived In DPR To Monitor Elections - Central Election Commission

Foreign Observers Arrived in DPR to Monitor Elections - Central Election Commission

DONETSK (Ukraine) (UrduPoint news / Sputnik - 11th November, 2018) Observers from Russia, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and a number of European countries arrived in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) to monitor the parliamentary and leader's elections, the republic's Central Election Commission said in a statement.

The elections of the heads and members of the parliaments of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk (LPR) are scheduled for Sunday. According to earlier statements of the Central Election Commission, the DPR expected about 50 observers from 14 countries to monitor the voting.

"Foreign observers arrived in Donetsk to monitor [the elections of] leaders and lawmakers of the DPR.

Among them there are political and public figures from many countries," the statement said on Saturday.

According to the commission, the observers have arrived from Russia, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Greece, Italy, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and other countries.

The Ukrainian authorities have already stated that they would not recognize the election results. The United States and the European Union have also condemned the vote, arguing that it undermines the commitments taken under the Minsk peace accords, while Russia has said the elections do not contradict the agreements.

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