Representatives from Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Poland condemned the “illegal elections” in the south east of Ukraine to be held on November 11. They called on Russia to “exert its influence to cancel” the elections. This statement was made prior to an extraordinary meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine.
In addition, European countries accused Russia of “financing and providing military support for separatists.”
The elections of the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic will be held on November 11․ Former head of the DPR Alexander Zakharchenko was killed on August 30 in an explosion in Donetsk. Denis Pushilin, who was Acting Head of the DPR, has filed documents to participate in the elections.
Pavel Gubarev, the ex-governor of the DPR, and Alexander Khodakovsky, the former head of the republic’s Security Council, were banned from taking part in the coming elections. The latter is not allowed to enter the territory of the DPR.