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Japan believes that referendums in the east of Ukraine lack legitimacy
Japan believes that the referendum held in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine held in Xinxi in May lacks democratic legitimacy, the general secretary of the country's government Yoshihide Suga said at a press conference in Tokyo, RIA Novosti reported.
"Our country's position is that the referendum lacks democratic legitimacy. This will further worsen the situation. This is worrying. We hope that the presidential elections in May will be peaceful and democratic," the Secretary General said.
Suga explained that this opinion of the Japanese government is caused by "the lack of electoral lists and other problems." Earlier, representatives of the authorities of the United States, France and Great Britain stated that they did not recognize the results of the referendum in Ukraine.