The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has not recognized the results of Russian elections. 264 Ukrainian deputies voted for the recognition of the state Duma illegitimate. The government in Kiev intends to convey this message to the UN security Council. How will this affect the relations of Russia and Ukraine, and what reciprocal steps may Russia take found out “MK”.
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September 20, the Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine opened a criminal case on the fact of elections in Russia. This message is posted on the website of the Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”. The case was brought under part 2 of article 110 of the criminal code of Ukraine (infringement of territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine). The maximum punishment under article — 10 years. Further, the report said that elections in the Crimea is not recognized by the US, Estonia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Sweden, Denmark, Canada..However, there’s no word on what these countries consider illegitimate the results of the elections in Russia as a whole.
Experts told “MK” the change of relations between the two countries after the statement of Kiev.
Konstantin Zatulin, Director of CIS Institute:
This behavior – illustration of the adage “When sheep fattening — wolf to have wants.” Both the Verkhovna Rada and President of Ukraine is the result of a coup. Largely thanks to the ex-Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Zurabov, Russia is overly fascinated with the formal side of the question. Was hoping to reconfigure the illegitimate Ukrainian partners in a constructive way. All in vain. Now they are “jumping through hoops” trying to prove the illegitimacy of power in Russia. Russia would now accompany the name of the President of Ukraine the same terms. That is followed by the LIH (organization banned in Russia). Referring to the Ukrainian authorities, it is necessary to add either “the President of Ukraine, elected in a coup” or “MPs elected in violation of the Constitution”.
Alexander Gusev, head of the Center for strategic development of CIS countries:
– For the Russian Federation is neither hot nor cold. I believe European countries will not support the initiative of Ukraine. What is the point to fight windmills? In Europe there are rabid guys, but their voices mean nothing. The election is purely internal matter of the country. Russia must behave in a balanced and constructive. It is not necessary to respond to these promises. . To put it mildly, simply, we can just send them.