Ukraine sent official letters to UN Secretary-General, Security Council Chairman and all the delegations of member states, where it states that Russian presidential elections violate UN Charter. Ukrinform reports.
“I am honored to pass Verkhovna Rada’s Resolution by the present letter with Ukraine’s appeal to the international community regarding illegal Russian presidential elections on the territory of temporarily annexed Crimea and Sevastopol,” the letter says. The letter is signed by Volodymyr Elchenko, Permanent Representative to the UN.
The letter comprises Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry claim concerning the decision of the Crimean administration to hold an illegal voting on the peninsula.
The letter is addressed to António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, and to Karel van Oosterom, Permanent Representative to the UN from the Netherlands.
Earlier, Arsen Avakov, Ukraine’s Internal Minister, said that Russian citizens who live on the territory of Ukraine will not have access to Russian diplomatic agencies located in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Lviv to vote for future Russian President on March 18.
Earlier, Ukrainian nationalists promise to block Russian presidential elections in Ukraine on March 18, 2018. This is said in the joint statement of Ukrainian political parties Svoboda, Right Sector and National Corps. Political parties intend to block polling stations and form “corridor of shame” for voters – Russian citizens.
As we reported earlier, Russian presidential elections will be held on March 18 – the fourth anniversary of illegal occupation of Crimea. There are eight candidates, including the current president of the state. Russia intends to hold elections in annexed Crimea. Peninsula’s Prosecutor’s Office, which is located in Kyiv, threatened election organizers with criminal liability.