Creeping legitimization of Russia’s presidential election in Crimea takes place

Source : 112 Ukraine

Gerashchenko has urged the Verkhovna Rada to respond
14:59, 14 May 2018

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There is no information on the voting at the territory of annexed Crimea at the report of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and it shows the ‘creeping legitimization’, Iryna Gerashchenko, the First Deputy Speaker of Ukraine’s Parliament claimed this as 112 Ukraine broadcasted.

‘Unfortunately, it is the second time when the OSCE ODIHR has not mentioned the rigged election in Crimea in its report on the presidential election in Russia. Thereby, in fact, the ‘creeping legitimization’ of this election takes place’, Gerashchenko said.

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She has urged the parliament to respond on this.

‘Neither we nor Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry have a right to be silent about it. Together with the non-governmental organization (a special thanks to ‘Opora’ and Olha Aivazovska) we have prepared a Ukraine’s Parliament draft statement to the OSCE, current OSCE President and I will ask Andry Paruby and leaders of all parties to sign it and adopt it this week. The final report will be confirmed just recently. We should respond firmly’, she noted.

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On March 18, 2018, at the fourth anniversary of the annexation, the election of the president of Russia took place there.

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

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine recognized the Russian election in Crimea illegal and doubted the legitimacy of the election.

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