28.10.14 17:08

DPR and LPR Terrorists’ Pseudo-Elections Jeopardize Entire Peace Process - Poroshenko

President of Ukraine Poroshenko met with Senator, Chairman of the Committee on Weapons of the U.S. Senate James Inhofe. The parties discussed the issues of snap elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

In particular, the president said that he met with observers from the OSCE Mission and the European Parliament the day before, who noted that the elections in Ukraine, in general, were fair and in accordance with international standards, Censor.NET reports citing the president's official website.

"This is very important. It is the reforms and the opportunities that you have never had," Senator Inhofe said.

Poroshenko is convinced that the new majority in the Verkhovna Rada will be pro-European and shall provide legislation of the reforms.

The Head of State noted at the meeting that pseudo-elections scheduled for early November by the so-called DPR and LPR, not only have nothing to do with the Minsk Protocol of Sept. 5, 2014, but are grossly inconsistent with its letter and spirit. They jeopardize the entire peace process. The president noted that local elections in some areas of the Donbas may only be held with accordance to the Ukrainian legislation.

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Ukrainian President thanked Senator Inhofe for his personal support to Ukraine, especially for the Senator's co-authoring in the Act of Congress of the United States about non-recognition of Crimea annexation, and the draft law "On the prevention of further Russian aggression against Ukraine and other sovereign states in Europe and Eurasia." The President expressed the hope that the U.S. Congress will make this important legislation.

The parties also discussed the reform of the defense sector in Ukraine and energy security issues.

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