UWC calls to increase of international pressure on Russia until Crimea returned to Ukraine

UWC calls to increase of international pressure on Russia until Crimea returned to Ukraine

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The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) condemns the illegal occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and its violation of international law during the conduct of presidential elections on the occupied territory of Ukraine.

UWC President Eugene Czolij said this in a statement, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The Ukrainian World Congress condemns the illegal occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in blatant violation of international law and calls to increase international pressure on the Russian Federation until Crimea is returned to Ukraine and all Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian political prisoners are released,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.

He also welcomed the refusal by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and other international bodies to delegate their observers to the illegal elections held by the Russian Federation on the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. “The conduct of these elections on the occupied territory of Ukraine was another attempt by the Kremlin authorities to legitimize Crimea’s illegal occupation,” Czolij said.

A reminder that presidential elections were held in the Russian Federation on March 18, Vladimir Putin received more than 76% of the vote.

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