Vladislav Berdichevsky: Elections in DPR are vital, first of all, for Donbass people, the rest is secondary
The authorities of the Donetsk People’s Republic did not harbour any illusions regarding the recognition by the West of the elections’ results of the of the DPR Head and the deputies of the People’s Council; the elections were necessary, first of all, to the people of the Donbass, said deputy of the DPR People’s Council Vladislav Berdichevsky to RIA Novosti.
On November 11, elections of the Head of the DPR and deputies of the People’s Council were held. Kiev states it would not recognize the elections, they are considered illegitimate by the European Union and the United States. At that, as the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov emphasized, the elections in the DPR and the LPR do not go against the Minsk agreements. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron said that the elections in the DPR and LPR undermined the territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine.
“When organizing the election of the Head of the DPR and the deputies of the People’s Council, the Republic’s authorities had no illusions that the collective West would welcome the holding of a popular will as one of the main democratic procedures,” Vladislav Berdichevsky noted.
According to him, if the interests of the West run counter to the policy of “the region it fancies, it, using the scenario of colour revolutions, destroys the regime in such states, including the democratic one.”
“Elections in the DPR are vital, first of all, for the people of the Donbass, the rest is secondary… But we do not plan to set up fences, as our path is built through interaction, which will for sure come to life when the political situation changes. In fact, it has already begun, and more and more representatives of the West are convinced of the loyalty of the Donbass’ choice, and hence of its legitimacy,” Vladislav Berdichevsky added.
We shall recall that on November 11, representatives of the following states as international observers watched the nation’s will expression: the Russian Federation, the Austrian Republic, the Hellenic Republic, the Italian Republic, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Norway, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Finland, the French Republic, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Chile, the Republic of Turkey, the Republic of Abkhazia, the Republic of South Ossetia. Following the visits to polling stations, international observers held a large press conference in Donetsk and appreciated the high level of organization and conduct of the electoral process, they also noted a high voter turnout. According to foreign guests, no significant violations were recorded during the elections.