‘The EU holds on to its policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol. And the bloc will keep going with such policy,’ said EU Vice President for the Euro and Social Dialogue Valdis Dombrovskis at the Friday briefing in Kyiv. The briefing was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.
The official added that the EU ‘has no intentions to temporize with anyone, when it comes to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.’
As 112 International reported, on September 18, Russians will elect new lawmakers for their Parliament. Polling stations were expected to be opened in Russia’s Embassy in Kyiv and consulates in Odesa, Lviv and Kharkiv. However, Ukraine decisively denied such opportunity.
Russia’s Central Election Committee previously said that currently, there are 81,000 Russian citizens in Ukraine who have the right to vote at the September 18 elections.