Ukraine asks Belarus not to send observers to elections in Crimea26.08.2016 16:15 511
First Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Iryna Gerashchenko has called on Belarus not to send observers to the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the occupied Crimea.
Gerashchenko stated this at a briefing in Minsk.
"We know that the Russian Federation holds elections to the State Duma in September. The Ukrainian side asks all our international partners, all our neighbors to refrain from sending their observers to the annexed territory, namely Crimea. Ukraine does not recognize these elections, which occur on the stolen Ukrainian land," Gerashchenko said.