Ukraine urges foreign parliaments to boycott Russian presidential elections

18:17, 12 March 2018

Ukraine urges parliaments of foreign countries to ignore the upcoming Russian presidential elections and not to recognize the result of those in the occupied Crimea. Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Andriy Parubiy, signed the respective petition and put it for further consideration by the Parliament on Monday.

As it is known, the Russian presidential election will be held on March 18, 2018. The Russian Central Election Committee registered eight candidates, including the incumbent leader Vladimir Putin.

The election is also to take place in the occupied Crimea; Ukraine strongly condemns such decision, which rudely violates the internationally recognized borders of this country.