Bulgarian President Plevneliev: Donetsk, Luhansk referendums illegal
The “referenda” held in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are a breach of international law and of Ukraine’s constitution and are yet another attempt to revise the rule of law established in Europe, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev said on May 12 2014.
The referendums were organised by illegitimate separatist groups, which renders them unlawful and their outcome cannot possibly be recognised, Plevneliev said.
Bulgaria has expressed its position in support of preserving Ukraine’s territorial integrity and therefore the president deems such action as an attempt to further destabilise the country on the eve of the presidential elections, a statement by the Bulgarian head of state’s office said.
“The Ukrainian people have the sovereign right to decide their future on their own and determine their path of development by conducting free and democratic elections,” Plevneliev said.