Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns the unlawful conduct of the elections to the Russia's State Duma in the annexed Crimea, according to the Ministry's statement.
"The holding of elections in Crimea and Sevastopol is another evidence of violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity by Russia," the MFA of Estonia claims.
The statement also notes that Estonia "supports the OSCE/ODIHR's decision not to send observers to the elections, based on the non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol."
It should be noted that President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged the international community not to recognize the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, which the occupant state intends to carry out in the annexed Crimea on September 18, 2016.
As QHA reported earlier, the OSCE special monitoring mission will not observe the illegitimate elections to the Russia's State Duma in the occupied Crimea.
The Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov called on the Crimean residents to boycott the elections to the Russia's State Duma. He also noted that conducting illegal elections to the Russian parliament in the temporarily occupied Crimea does not only make the so-called "Crimean MPs" illegitimate, but also casts doubt on the legitimacy of the whole Russian State Duma.
The Prosecutor’s Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Kyiv threatened with the opening of criminal proceedings against those involved in the organization of elections in Crimea.