Pro-Russian militants call occupied areas in Donbas as "Donetsk and Luhansk regions"

20:20, 06 October 2015
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In an announcement released earlier today on the postponement of pseudo-elections in the occupied areas of Donbas, the so-called “DPR” and “LPR” militant leaders titled those areas as Donetsk and Luhansk regions.


As UNIAN reported earlier, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with the leaders of parliamentary factions on Monday, declaring that the militants would announce cancellation of pseudo-elections in Donbas on October 6.

On October 2, Paris hosted a meeting of leaders of Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia on the situation in Donbas.

Poroshenko said that the participants ruled out pseudo-elections on October 18 and November 1, agreeing that such elections should be held only according to the Ukrainian legislation.

In turn, French President Francois Hollande said, the parties agreed during the negotiations that a “separate law” should be enacted to hold elections in the so-called “DPR” and “LPR.”

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