Ukraine strongly condemns the organization of the Russian Federation of 10 September 2017 on the territory of temporarily occupied Sevastopol city (Crimea) the illegal elections of “Governor”, “by-elections of the Deputy of legislative Assembly of Sevastopol”, and also “by-elections of certain municipalities”. This is stated in the statement of the foreign Ministry.
“We consider such actions of the Kremlin continuation of gross violations of the Russian Federation’s state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Stress that any steps aimed at legitimizing the illegal occupation does not create any legal consequences regarding the constitutional status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol as part of Ukraine. The RF holding fake elections in Sevastopol is yet another gross violation of Moscow’s fundamental norms and principles of international law”, – reads the statement of the foreign Ministry.
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Also, the diplomats stressed that all the persons who participated in the preparation and holding of illegitimate “elections” will be brought to justice in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.
“Ukraine calls on foreign States and international organizations to clearly Express the recognition results of the so-called “election” not to have any contact with representatives of the local occupation administration – either at the bilateral level or in multilateral forums, and strengthen the consolidated pressure on the Russian Federation, including by expanding sanctions to stop Russian aggression on the liberation of the occupied territories”, – said in the foreign Ministry.
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Also, the Ukrainian diplomats were transferred to the corresponding note of protest to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Recall that in the occupied Sevastopol on 10 September took place the so-called “elections of the Governor” 190 “electoral commissions”.