“By setting a date for the elections, I am fully aware that we are capable of properly holding them and making sure that they are conducted to international standards. The legitimacy of the elections will be ensured due to the presence of international observers and strict compliance with the Minsk accords,” said the Head of the unrecognized LPR.

The elections, scheduled to be held in Lugansk, Krasny Luch, Stakhanov, Alchevsk, Kirovsk, Rovenky, Pervomaisk, and Bryank, will also take place in the districts of Antratsit, Perevalsk, Lutuginsk, Krasnodonsk, Sverdlovsk and Slavyanoserbsk.