Donetsk, Mar 28 - DAN. More than 20 European activists and politicians signed the petition Stop Fake Elections in Ukraine!, the Donetsk People’s Republic Foreign Ministry press service told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“Twenty-two European politicians and activists joined the petition urging not to recognise the upcoming vote,” the press service said.

The signatories include member of the Suvorov Institute in Vienna social organisation Patrick Poppel, head of the Fyodor Dostoyevsky Centre in Athens Andreas Zafeirs, heads of the DPR offices in Italy and Finland Maurizio Marroni, Eliseo Bertolasi and Johan Backman, Berlin parliament deputy Gunnar Lindemann etc.

European countries activists urged the international community not to recognise the upcoming presidential election in Ukraine as Kiev denied the voting right to millions of Ukrainians living in Russia and Donbass. The petition Stop Fake Elections in Ukraine was published on the international platform.

The presidential election in Ukraine is scheduled for March 31. According to the latest reports, 39 presidential candidates were registered, a record number in the history of independent Ukraine. Ukraine set up 101 voting stations in 72 countries across the world including Australia, Poland, Canada, Germany, Georgia, the Republic of the Congo and the partially recognised Kosovo. Meanwhile, millions of Ukrainians living in Russia cannot realise their voting right. The Ukrainian Central Election Commission eliminated the voting stations in Russia moving them to Georgia, Kazakhstan and Finland.*jk