“Romania does not recognize the Russian elections in Crimea.,” the message says.
The Foreign Ministry also reminded that Romania considers the Crimea part of Ukraine and does not recognize the illegal annexation of Russia by the peninsula.
Elections of the Russian president in the annexed Crimea were also not recognized by France, Norway, and later by Slovakia. The countries stated that they would continue to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
As it was reported earlier, Vladimir Putin may definitely celebrate victory in the presidential election in Russia. According to the Russian Central Election Committee, he beats all other candidates with 76.65 percent of votes, with 99% ballots processed. According to the Russian media, Putin has enjoyed the record-large support of voters in his entire political career. In the 2000 presidential race, he gained 53 percent of votes; 71.31 in 2004, and 63.6 percent in 2012.