No elections were scheduled in the Donbas for the first round of the Ukrainian presidential vote of the 31st of March 2019.
In the second round of Presidential elections Poroshenko will organise even more falsifications, than in the first round. He has no other choice. That is why the Russian Parliament will suggest not recognizing the elections.
Recurring pro-Kremlin conspiracy about the Ukrainian elections. According to the OSCE, during the first round of the Ukrainian Presidential elections fundamental freedoms were generally respected, and candidates could campaign freely, but numerous indications of vote-buying and the misuse of state resources undermined the credibility of the process. Election day was assessed positively overall, and paved the way to the second round.