The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has offered to recognize the illegitimate elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. The bone of contention was the Crimean Peninsula, which Ukraine is still considered to be occupied territory.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
Recall, September 8, the Verkhovna Rada appealed to parliaments of other States and international organizations with a call to refuse to participate in observing the elections to the state Duma in Crimea, and themselves to recognize the illegitimate elections.
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The address stressed that in respect of all aliens who arrive in Crimea to observe the electoral process, “law enforcement agencies of Ukraine to open criminal proceedings for violations of the rules of entry”.
Monday, September 12, Moscow received from Kyiv official note about the impossibility of holding in Ukraine the elections to the lower house of the Russian Parliament.
However, the vote was held. It took place on the territory, which is legally Russian – Embassy and consulates. At the same time in Kiev and Odessa Ukrainian radicals tried to prevent the expression of popular will, and even beat the Russians at the entrance to the polling station.
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