The EU assured that it will not recognize “elections” in the occupied Crimea and the elected “Governor”
The European Union recognizes neither the “gubernatorial elections” in the Russian-occupied Sevastopol, nor elected “Governor.”
This is stated in the commentary of the commentary of the press Secretary of the European external action service Maya Kosyanchich in connection with scheduled for 10 September in Sevastopol, the relevant “election”, writes UNIAN.
“The European Union remains committed to its policy of non-recognition, which includes restrictive measures. The European Union does not recognize the Russian Federation the Crimean Peninsula, elections, and elected local or national representatives,” she said.
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Kocijancic added that the EU is strongly committed to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. “The European Union reiterates that it does not recognize and continues to condemn the illegal annexation by the Russian Federation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and city of Sevastopol”, – stated the speaker.
The so-called elections for the position of “Governor of Sevastopol” will be held on Sunday, September 10, they have registered five candidates, five were denied in registration.
In particular, a year ago on 18 September in the Crimea took place the so-called elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, which were not recognized by the international community. Six elected to the Duma deputies in November of the same year, the EU brought to the sanctions lists using the freezing of assets and ban on entry.
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In turn, the Brussels expects Kyiv at this time. This was announced by the Deputy representative of Ukraine to the EU Alexander irhin.
“If such elections are held, we expect (from the EU) on the strong signals of support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine on the one hand, and on the other, and we have suggested to our colleagues in the EU and working with the relevant departments, proposed to include members of the so-called elections in the relevant sanctions lists,” said the Ukrainian diplomat.
We will remind, earlier the Ukrainian foreign Ministry expressed protest in connection with the fact that the Kremlin tried to organize a “campaign” in the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol.
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