President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko encourages G7 countries not to recognize the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, which Moscow intends to conduct in a temporarily occupied Crimea, and also emphasizes the importance of maintaining the policy of non-recognition of annexation of the Crimea. He stated this at a meeting with ambassadors of the G7 and the European Union, reports the presidential press service.
"Poroshenko stressed the importance of maintaining the non-recognition policy of illegal annexation of the Crimea, where the human rights situation is catastrophically deteriorating, including punitive Soviet-style medicine. President also urged not to recognize the legitimacy of the parliamentary elections in the Russian Federation, that Moscow is trying to hold in the occupied Crimea and Sevastopol, that is on Ukrainian territory which remains in the temporary occupation", reads the statement.
Canadian Ambassador Roman Vashchuk, Japanese Ambassador Shigeki Sumi, Ambassador of France Isabelle Dumont, British Ambassador Judith Hof, US Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch, the German Ambassador Ernst Reichel, Italian Ambassador Davide La Cecilia and head of the EU representation Hugues Mingarelli took part in the meeting with Ukraine’s President.
Recall Maya Kocijancic, the official representative of the head of EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini, stated that observers from the European Union will not be in the Crimea and Sevastopol during the elections to the State Duma of Russia.