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Ukrainian parliament urges to not recognize elections in Russia due to voting in Crimea

the MPs adopted the appeal to the international community and ordered to the Foreign Ministry to send the text of the appeal to the UN Security Council and General Assembly, international organization, parliamentarian assemblies and governments of the UN countries-members
16:44, 1 March 2018

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the resolution #7546 that appeals to the international community with the urge to warn Russia against the holding of the presidential election in the territory of annexed Crimea on March 18, 2018. 255 MPs supported the resolution as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

The parliament decreed to recognize that the intention of Russia to hold the election of the president of Russia at the temporarily occupied part of Ukraine in Crimea violates the Constitution and the legislation of Ukraine, main principles and norms of the international law, UN Statute, the Helsinki Accords, Budapest Memorandum dated 1994, UN General Assembly resolution on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and other acts.

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Also, the MPs adopted the appeal to the international community and ordered to the Foreign Ministry to send the text of the appeal to the UN Security Council and General Assembly, international organization, parliamentarian assemblies and governments of the UN countries-members.

The Verkhovna Rada notes in the text that Russia intends to hold the presidential election at the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea on March 18, 2018. It is emphasized that ‘the holding of the election of the president of Russia at the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine is illegal and it is impossible to recognize its results’.

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The MPs remind that the so-called ‘election’ was appointed by the illegitimate parliament of Russia elected by the illegal voting in Crimea in 2016.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine urged the international community to assume the measures to warn Russia against the holding of the presidential election at the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine – Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. In the case of the holding of the election, the MPs urge to not recognize its legitimacy as the further decisions of the future president on the basis of the common principle of the law.

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Moreover, they urge to avoid the actions that can encourage actions of Russia on the violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine or violation of the rights and freedoms of the human in Crimea and to impose the sanctions in the case of the violations. They urge to assume the measures to force Russia to provide the access for the international observers in occupied Crimea for the monitoring of the violations of the human rights.

Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Crimean Tatars Melis and MP announced the made amendments.

‘We should urge our partners, governments, parliaments, presidents to the particularities toward the Russian president who will be elected in the result of the illegal election in Crimea: to avoid the executions by the president of Russia illegally elected in Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol that are the part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine in the internationally recognized borders, state and work visits to the UN countries-members. The presidents, governments, parliaments of the UN countries-members should not accept the invitations and to not pay the state and official visits to Russia’, Chubarov said.

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This resolution comes into force since the day of its adoption.

Earlier the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine sent a note of protest to the Russian Federation in connection with the decision to conduct presidential elections on the territory of the annexed Crimea. 

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