Ukraine doesn’t recognize referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh – foreign Ministry

Ukraine does not recognize results of the so-called “constitutional referendum” in Nagorno-Karabakh, which took place the day before and considers it illegitimate. This is stated in the press service of the foreign Ministry.

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“Ukraine does not recognize the so-called “constitutional referendum”, which took place on 20 February 2017 on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh of the Azerbaijan Republic, and considers it illegitimate,” – said in a statement.

As reported, the referendum contravenes international law and is a violation of the Constitution.

“The Ukrainian position on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict remains unchanged and is unconditional support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders,” – said in a statement.

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Note that in Nagorno-Karabakh on 20 February held an illegal referendum regarding the redistribution of powers “power”, during which, according to the “results”, 87.6% of the participants voted for the transition to a presidential model.

We will remind, earlier it was reported that the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) will be called the Republic of Artsakh. This follows from the draft of a new “Constitution”. According to the “President” of the breakaway Republic Ashot Ghulyan, the new draft Constitution provides for a presidential, centralized form of government.