The Kremlin is intensifying escalation in Donbas, – the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine commented on the intention to open in the occupied Donetsk and Luhansk a representative office of the Fair Russia – For the Truth party. The Foreign Ministry regards this as another proof of Russia’s escalation of the situation in ORDLO, stated the Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleh Nikolenko, Ukrinform reports.
“The Russian authorities continue to disregard the Minsk agreements and take steps to drag the currently uncontrolled areas of Donbas into their political, economic and electoral field,” he said.
Nikolenko noted that the fake goal of the Fair Russia representative center to promote the suffrage of “Russian citizens” – residents of the temporarily occupied territories – violates the legislation and sovereignty of Ukraine, opens the space for fraud in the Russian elections.
The diplomat reminded that Russia has been actively discussing the organization of elections to the State Duma in ORDLO and stressed that Ukraine has already stated that it will not recognize the legitimacy of such votes.
Earlier, the Foreign Ministry stated that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has changed the geopolitical situation in Europe and in the world.