Japanese prime minister expects progress in talks on peace treaty with PutinWorld April 25, 15:55
Teen bitten by pet lion strolling in Russia’s Volga regionSociety & Culture April 25, 15:42
Deputy PM Mutko says Russia ready to host Confederations CupSport April 25, 15:30
Russia to supply power to Lugansk Republic after Ukraine cuts electricity — sourceRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 25, 15:15
Kremlin spokesman dismisses cyberattacks allegations against Russia as 'fake news'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 25, 15:00
OSCE begins internal probe into SMM car blast in DonbassWorld April 25, 14:56
World’s legendary goaltender Vladislav Tretiak turns 65Sport April 25, 14:49
Russian missile frigate holds artillery drills in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense April 25, 14:48
Lavrov slams US ‘Russia-arms-Taliban’ remarks as ‘red herring’ to divert focus from SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 25, 14:46
MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. Sunday’s elections will contribute to the legitimization of authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, but Kiev will continue attempts to resolve the conflict by force, experts believe.
“Elections will help to legitimize the authorities of DPR and LPR and the republics themselves, I believe. Of course, the elections will not be acknowledged de jure in the West and in Kiev. But de facto, they will have to take into account the will expression of the citizens,” deputy head of the Institute for CIS States Vladimir Zharikhin said.
“Stability will increase in these republics. As the situation with the vertical power structure was still uneasy there, by receiving the mandate, the new authorities will be able to resolve these problems,” he said.
The director general of the Caspian Cooperation Institute, Sergey Mikheyev, said following the elections the Kiev authorities will not drop plans to resolve the conflict in the region by force.
“The Ukrainian army is still numerically superior. The party of war in Kiev is strong. Kiev will not recognize these elections and this means that shelling and provocations will continue until the resumption of armed actions,” he said.
The director general of the Center for Political Information, Alexey Mukhin, said the situation is unlikely to stabilize in the LPR and DPR as Kiev is interested in continuing the war.
“The West and in particular the US gives money only for elections and the war. Elections to the Rada are over, that’s why the only source of income for Kiev is gone. The only way to get the West’s funds is to continue the so-called anti-terrorist operation carried out by Kiev in eastern Ukraine,” he said.