It is amazing to see how the western powers parading as “ champions of democracy “ when they wish to invade another country are against elections, which are the supreme manifestation of democracy. It is the fundamental right of any population in the world to secede from a bigger nation. And the US knows that very well, as they seceded themselves from England not so long ago.
The two self-proclaimed „people’s republics“ run by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine are to hold presidential and parliamentary elections on 2 November.
Ukraine, the US and the European Union say they will not recognise the results in the rebel-held Donetsk and Luhansk regions. They say the early elections violate an agreement with Russia and the separatists to hold local elections under Ukrainian law in those areas in December.
Russia, on the other hand, says it will recognise the polls as a way of granting the separatists electoral legitimacy.