Ukrainian Parliament asks world community not to recognize Russian elections in Crimea

Ukrainian Parliament asks world community not to recognize Russian elections in Crimea

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Ukrainian lawmakers have appealed to the parliaments of foreign states, international parliamentary assemblies and organizations with a request not to observe and not to recognize the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation on the territory of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea.

As an Ukrinform correspondent reports, the decision was supported by 269 MPs.

"The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appeals to the parliaments of foreign states, the parliamentary assemblies and international organizations with a request to refrain from observing the illegal parliamentary elections in Crimea and not to recognize the results," the statement reads.

In addition, the Verkhovna Rada recalls that only continued compliance by the states and international organizations with the consistent position of condemning Russia's aggression against Ukraine, condemnation of the occupation and the non-recognition of the annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol will allow to restore the sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of Ukraine within the internationally recognized borders.

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