MOSCOW, October 28. /TASS/. Russia hopes elections in the self-proclaimed Lugansk and Donetsk Republics will finally be held and will recognize their results,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with the LifeNews television channel and the Izvestia newspaper.
“Elections due to be held in the self-proclaimed Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics on November 2 will be very important from the point of view of the legitimization of power,” he said. “We think this is one of the most important aspects of the Minsk agreements.”
“We hope the elections will be held as it was agreed,” he stressed. “And we are sure to recognize their results. We hope the expression of people’s will will be free and no one from outside will try to frustrate it.