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Poroshenko says DPR, LPR elections jeopardize peace process in east Ukraine

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Poroshenko says DPR, LPR elections jeopardize peace process in east Ukraine
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Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is convinced that the elections in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics on November 2 undermine the peace process in Donbas.

Poroshenko said this at a meeting with Senator, Co-Chair of the Committee on Armed Services of the U.S. Senate James Inhofe in Kyiv on Tuesday, the Ukrainian president's press service reported.

"At the meeting the head of state also said that the pseudo-elections announced by the so-called DPR and LPR for early November not only have nothing in common with the Minsk protocol of September 5, 2014, but they also grossly contradict its letter and spirit. They put the entire peace process at risk," the press service said.

Poroshenko stressed that local elections in separate districts of Donbas can be held only according to the Ukrainian legislation.

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