REUTERS

The European Union on Wednesday reaffirmed its stance toward the sham elections set to be held by Russian puppet authorities in the occupied areas of Donbas November 11, stressing the fact that the Bloc does not recognize such illegal elections.

"You would remember that we already discussed this last week where I recalled to you the position first when it comes to territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine," Maja Kosijancic, a spokesperson for the EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, told a news briefing in Brussels Wednesday.

"I […] also said we do not recognize the so-called elections," the spokesperson stressed.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, sham elections of "DPR-LPR heads" and "parliament deputies" are scheduled to be held in the temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions Nov 11.

The EU and U.S. stated that appointing the "elections" in the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" was a violation of Minsk agreements.

In turn, Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the issue of who will lead the occupation administrations is of "extreme importance," also claiming that the "elections" did not contradict the Minsk accords.