Donetsk, Oct 23 - DAN. The Head of Republic and parliamentary elections in the Donetsk People's Republic and the Lugansk People's Republic will become another step towards international recognition of their statehood, Russian lawmaker Sergey Kozenko said at press conference in Donetsk on Tuesday.

“The elections can be regarded as a stronger drive towards the recognition of the DPR and LPR statehood,” Kozenko said. “The most important recognition is recognition by the Russian Federation. As for the rest of the international community, it will certainly have to reckon with it.”

DPR and LPR residents will elect the Heads of their republics and the parliaments on November 11.*jk