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"We cannot accept the invitation of some formation, which is not the OSCE member state, and which cannot provide the necessary conditions for organizing and conducting elections," de Zulueta said, answering the question of whether the OSCE observers could participate in the monitoring of such pseudo-elections in the militant-controlled territories of Donbas.

"The mission works in the local elections in Ukraine at the invitation of the Ukrainian government on its own methodology. One of the OSCE principles is that we always work at the invitation of the state - a member of the organization," she said.