Friday, October 31, 2014

Europe Will Not Recognize Sunday's Planned Elections In Eastern Ukraine

Members of a local electoral commission take part in the preparations for the upcoming election, with stickers displaying symbols of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic seen on ballot boxes, at a polling station in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Europe Won't Recognize Vote In Eastern Ukraine, Merkel Tells Putin -- Reuters

(Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday.

Merkel and Putin held a joint telephone conversation with French President Francois Hollande and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Merkel's spokesman Georg Streiter said at a government news conference.

He said in the call there were diverging opinions on Sunday's "so-called elections" in the self-proclaimed people's republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.

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Update: Ukraine, France, Germany urge Putin not to recognise rebel polls: Kiev -- AFP

My Comment: Reading news reports like this one always makes me realize how ignorant European leaders are of the people who live in eastern Ukraine. The people in eastern Ukraine do not care what Merkel, Hollande, Poroshenko, or even Putin think .... they are only thinking of themselves .... and they are acting on those needs. This has been the history of this region for the past 1,000 years .... and I do not expect it to change anytime soon.


Rhaegar said...

Just to ask is there some english websited who will cover the elections with subtitles? Since I want to see them. Also I heard that the Donetsk Peoples Republic shall chose it's National anthem, just after the elections, do you have any info about that? The only thing I know is that there are 30 songs nominated and that just one of them have been played and the two ganres are modern anthem music or soviet nostalgia. If you know about a website or any news regard this It would be to a great help.

War News Updates Editor said...

I do not know of any website that will be broadcasting the results of that election Rhaegar. My expectation is that the leaders who are currently running the rebel region will win with about 90% of the vote. As to the anthem ... I have no idea.

Rhaegar said...

Ok, good to know, i could try to check out RT, Voice of Sevastopol or does the Donetsk peoples Republic have a official website?
Also it's okay,let's cross our fingers that the seps will release the anthem list after they have voted for which one they want to use.