Elections in "DPR-LPR" to be held Nov 11

15:40, 07 September 2018
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The relevant decision was made by "parliaments" of Russian-led militants on Friday, pro-terrorist online media resources report.

It is noted both heads of "republics" and local "deputies" will be elected.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the so-called "People's Council of the Donetsk People's Republic" on Friday appointed Denis Pushilin acting head of the unrecognized "DPR."

Since the start of Russian aggression in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian government has been stressing that any "elections" held in the temporarily occupied territories are illegal.

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Chief of the "DPR" terrorist organization Alexander Zakharchenko was blown up in a Donetsk cafe Aug 31. After initially announcing in pro-terrorist media that former Donetsk Shaktar FC fanc club manager Dmitry Trapeznikov became an acting head of the "DPR," on Friday, September 7, came the reports that the so-called local "parliament" appointed on the said post Denis Pushilin who was the chief of the self-styled legislature.

At the same time, whereabouts of "LPR" chief Ihor Pushilin remain unknown. Many reports claim he fled to Russia back in November 2017. Since then, he did not appear on the air of Russian propaganda channels. 

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