Jobbik respects the results of the Donetsk and Lugansk elections

Jobbik respects the results of the Donetsk and Lugansk elections
Jobbik Movement for a Better Hungary respects the elections held in the Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts as well as their outcome, even though the circumstances of voting were not ideal due to the armed conflict that had been going on for half a year.
The fights pose grave challenges for the region. There is a humanitarian disaster situation in Donetsk and Lugansk, hundreds of thousands of people have left their homes for safer areas. Consequently, elections had to be held in the refugee camps in Russian territory as well as in the two oblasts.
Undoubtedly, there were certain objective obstacles for undisturbed elections, such as the one mentioned above, yet Jobbik's observers have concluded that the basic requirement of democracy was met, i.e that citizens must be allowed to make an independent decision about their own future. Jobbik recognizes the vote as transparent and reflecting the will of the citizens.
Jobbik's observers arrived for the elections upon the invitation of the Election Committee of the Donetsk People's Republic. However, their visit had another purpose as well: beside observing the elections, they also wanted to gain personal experience about the events going on in Eastern Ukraine. Previously, we had experienced that the Western and the Hungarian media fails to provide news coverage other then repeating the unilateral propaganda of the Kiev government.
Jobbik welcomes the elections held in Donetsk and Lugansk because they may be instrumental in the restoration of peace in the region. By attacking its own citizens with armed forces, the Kiev government has forfeited the trust and loyalty of the local Russian community with Ukrainian citizenship. Democratic systems are based on the people's trust in their governments and their belief in democratic self-governance. Kiev has violated the fundamental rules of democracy by waging a war on its own citizens. Thus the Russian minority's demand to elect a leadership that represents their interests and protects them can be considered rightful and justified, which Jobbik accepts and respects as well.

Márton Gyöngyösi