No opponents allowed in “DNR” and “LNR” elections — Pushilin


Denis Pushilin 


Representatives of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) have declared that they have no intention of allowing their opponents to participate in elections.

The terrorist leaders are demanding approval rights over legislation in the new constitution of Ukraine regarding local elections in particular areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

Denis Pushilin, representative of the DNR militants, has declared that political forces with a negative attitude to DNR and LNR will not be allowed to participate in the Donbas elections.

“Political forces that have taken part in aggression or supported aggression against DNR and LNR will not be allowed to participate in elections,” he declared, adding that  “In the future Ukrainian law on elections must reflect the laws of LNR and DNR in the elections for local self-government.  It is mandatory to have the final text approved by the representatives of the republics.”

Earlier, on February 12 in Minsk, at the conclusion of the negotiations of the “Normandy Four” leaders, the representatives of the so-called “Contact Group” on the Donbas war signed the document ” ​A complex of measures to fulfill the Minsk agreements.”

The document was signed by Leonid Kuchma from Ukraine, Heidi Tagliavini from OSCE, Mikhail Zubarov from Russia, and also Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky from the terrorist DNR and LNR.

The forth point of the document states:

“Launch a dialogue, on day one of the withdrawal (of troops), on modalities of local elections in accordance with Ukrainian legislation and the Law of Ukraine ‘On interim local self-government order in certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions’ as well as on the future regime of these areas based on this law.”

Translated by: Anna Mostovych
Source: Dzerkalo Tyzhnia

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  • Don Casavant

    That smug little bastard! What he wants and what he gets are two different things. Do we break his heart now or do we wait awhile to break the bad news to him and his bunch of traitors?

  • Michel Cloarec

    Arrogant small bastards ! Worthless useful idiots ! What opponents ? In the best of their world it can´t be opponents.

  • Czech Friend

    If Ukraine abandoned Donbas to Putler, this scum would recieve even worse end from Russians then Ukrainians-another strong argument of doing that.

  • Bynk
    • Milton Devonair

      Humans are safe around those russians.
      If that happens to enough of them, maybe they will just stay home in their own corrupt cesspool and rape and murder each other until they become extinct.

    • canuke

      What is your purpose posting such a vile photo?

      • LorCanada

        canuke — I agree. I’ve flagged it every time I see it. It’s enough to give anyone nightmares. SHOULD “NOT” BE PERMITTED ON COMMENT SECTION.

    • Petronius

      Likely to be a fake

      • Milton Devonair

        True, we don’t know the source of the photo, or even who they are.
        But to a woman with her children, sitting in her bombed out home in Donetsk, not eaten for a week and she has been gang raped by russians for the last few days, russians looking like that would be a relief.

        Or the Crimeans that have had the russians, chechens and their mafias come onto their farms, rape the females in front of the males, kill the males, then kick out the raped females and take possession of their farm, making it their Crimean dacha like putin and his criminal friends have in Karelia Finland….if those were russians in boxes, that would bring a sense of ‘justice’ to that family.

  • Evelyn Myketa Livingston

    If Ukraine continues trying to hold on to that moonscape that is donetsk this sad circus will continue and Ukraine will never have peace.

    • LorCanada

      I can’t imagine Kyiv rebuilding east Ukraine while those rebels are still sitting there! Is Ukraine subsidizing Pootie’s proxy war, or what?

  • LorCanada

    I recall reading a comment in an article where a Ukrainian citizen living in east Ukraine now under the rebels’ control, had said simply, “We’ve been dumped.” – meaning the voice of the rebels was all that mattered. Is that democratic?

    Where is the voice of east Ukrainians who wish to remain under rule of a united Ukraine?

  • Ruud

    Maybe UA should consider to give the Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts to Russia. It is a poor area, with no economic relevance. An industry which resambles the old Sovjet industry, poor quality, not fit for export. Coal mines which are not provitable, Russia closed his coal mines years ago at the other side of the border. It is a financial pit with no bottom. Let Russia maintain it :)
    It will cost a fortune anyway to rebuilt these oblasts, there are better ways in UA to spend this money.

  • Murf

    Oneof the provisions of the cease fire is the holding of internationally monitored elections, under Ukraine law.
    That will pretty much end the ceasefire right there.
    Round 2 is over.the Russians stated objectives were; Deblseve, The air port, and Mariupol. The Russians only captured one objective, and only have a tenous control over it.
    The Ukraine Army only suffered minor losses. They also prevented any breakouts. No forces were surrounded (only by the skin of their teeth) and very little ground was lost. They also conducted several very successful counter attacks including clearing a buffer zone near Mariupol.and pushing back near the airport.
    I am going to call this a win for Ukraine.
    Coming up next Round three.

  • Jacques

    That is democracy by Soviet Russian standards.

  • Brent

    Kind of funny coming from someone who used to work for Russia’s largest Ponzi scheme company….and received .08% of the vote in the 2012 Ukraine parliamentary elections….I guess that’s how figures he may actually be elected, to ban everyone else from running.

  • Mark Williams

    Pizdulin will have absolutely no concern with me standing against his 1% as candidate of the ‘Monster Raving Loony Party’ in that case! – What will he say to my 99% of the votes cast?!