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UN reminds Russia on respect to human rights in regards to elections in annexed Crimea

The UN position on Crimea will remain unchanged
08:02, 20 March 2018

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The Spokesperson for the Secretary-General commented on the illegal elections on the territory of the Crimea and reminded of the resolutions 68 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General said that during the Daily Press Briefing by the Office.

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"With regards to the situation in Crimea, the General Assembly expressed itself on several occasions, notably through resolution 68/262 on the "Territorial integrity of Ukraine" and resolution 71/205 on the "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol", Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said.

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He also stressed that the UN position on Crimea remains unchanged.

“Our position on Crimea and the general… and following General Assembly resolutions is unchanged and will not change,” he said. 

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As we reported earlier, the OSCE claimed that there was no real choice at the election of the president of Russia and noted the pressure on the critics of the authority. 

According to Bloomberg, Russian election observers denounced what they said were large-scale violations in the presidential vote that handed Vladimir Putin a crushing victory, including ballot-stuffing that was captured on state-controlled cameras.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged the international community to extend anti-Russian sanctions due to the election in Crimea.

The election of the president of Russia took place on March 18, 2018, in the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea. Eight candidates, including the current president, took place in it. Russia also held the election at the peninsula.

The current President Putin beat a record of the support, receiving 56.2 million of votes or 76.65 percent of votes, with 99% ballots processed. 

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