Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Donetsk People's Republic

Natalia Nikonorova commented a call of the US Embassy to boycott the elections in Donbass

08 November 2018
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Increased attention to elections in the Republics and desire to create an aura of illegitimacy around them by Kiev and its Western sponsors in every way show the essence of double standards. In this regard, I would like to emphasize that elections are the central institution of democracy. Therefore, the call to boycott them, which is now voiced by a state that positions itself as a democracy symbol, is especially impressive. The attempts to urge the Russian Federation to somehow influence upcoming elections are also puzzle.
We would like to note that the Republics independently decide on their domestic policies, including the decision to hold elections for the Heads and Parliaments. Apparently, Western leaders of Ukraine openly interfere in the internal affairs of states that they arrogate this habit to others, forgetting the fact that not all participants of international relations adhere to this dubious foreign policy principle. Therefore, we once again call upon Kiev authorities and all its partners to contact directly the representatives of Republics regarding our territories.