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Ukraine/presidential election

Published on May 27, 2014
Press briefing by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Spokesman (excerpts)

Paris, May 26, 2014

Ukrainian presidential election on Sunday 25 May – Statement by M. Laurent Fabius

The available results of the presidential election indicate that Mr Poroshenko has been elected in the first round of voting. I would like to offer him my warmest congratulations.

We condemn the violence perpetrated in the run-up to the elections in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and hope that full light will be shed on these incidents.

We will closely examine the results announced by the Central Election Commission and the OSCE’s assessment of the conduct of the elections. We commend the OSCE’s professionalism and commitment.

The conditions have now been met for Ukraine to move forward in accordance with the guidelines decided upon by its citizens and for the necessary reforms to be implemented, in a spirit of conciliation, stability and national dialogue. (…)./.

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