Self-proclaimed republics in Russian-occupied Donbas boast of high "voter turnout"

Two self-proclaimed republics in Russian-occupied Donbas, eastern Ukraine – the "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") and the "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR") – have boasted of high "voter turnout" rates during the local "elections" held on November 11. The international community, in turn, condemned the illegal "local elections" in Donbas.

The vote counting countinues

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Kyiv, US and EU say vote is illegitimate because it is conducted where Ukraine has no control.

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People in Russian-backed separatist controlled areas of eastern Ukraine voted for new leaders on Sunday in polls condemned as illegal by Kiev and Western countries.

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Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.

Ukraine rebel regions vote in polls slammed by Kiev and the West

The rebel-held regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine voted on Sunday to elect local heads of government.

The issue of holding illegal elections in the occupied territory of Donbas is put on the agenda of the EU Council of Ministers

Ukrainian president also said that Ukraine had begun consultations on this issue with the permanent members of the UN Security Council in New York.

NATO does not recognize 'elections' in occupied Donbas statement

(MENAFN - UkrinForm) NATO does not recognize the so-called elections that are being held in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donbas on Nove

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Separatist-held regions hold elections in eastern Ukraine

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rebel-controlled Donetsk and Luhansk regions in eastern Ukraine hold leadership elections on Sunday in the shadow of a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 people and poisoned relations between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine and its international backers have lined up to condemn

Poroshenko urges residents of Russian-occupied Donbas not to participate in fake elections

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged Ukrainians living in the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas, namely in the self-proclaimed "Luhansk People's Republic" ("LPR") and "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR") not to participate in the so-called "elections" scheduled for Sunday, November 11. Russia makes this step only to elect the next puppets already appointed by them," the head of state said.