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U.S. Senator John McCain refuses to monitor ‘elections’ in LPR

U.S. Senator John McCain refused the invitation of Igor Plotnytsky, the leader of the militants of the Luhansk People's Republic, and is not going to be an observer at the elections in the LPR.

U.S. Republican Senator John McCain refused the invitation to attend the so-called elections in the LPR, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to BBC.

“While I do not typically monitor the elections of imaginary countries, I am grateful for this unique invitation. If the so-called ‘Luhansk People’s Republic’ is interested in democratic elections, I suggest its adherents put down their weapons and participate in the next round of elections in a free and united Ukraine,” McCain said.

As it is known, on Monday, at a press conference, Igor Plotnytsky, the leader of the LPR,  asked the journalists to pass McCain the invitation to come to the east of Ukraine and to observe the preparation and conduction of local elections. Plotnytsky described the senator as “a very truthful man, a Democrat from Democrats, who travels around the world to tell the rules and terms of democracy.”

U.S. Senator John McCain has repeatedly called on the U.S. government to begin deliveries of ‘defensive weapons’ to Kyiv.

Local elections in Ukraine to be held on October 25. Pro-Russian militants said they were planning to hold elections, too: the elections in the DPR are scheduled for October 18, in LPR – November 1. According to the newly elected head of the ‘People’s Council’ of the DPR Denis Pushilin, all militants of the occupied territories are allowed to take part in the campaign. Also, leaders allowed “the military and law enforcement officers” to be deputies.