The Crimean ex-"Prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya and "Deputy Prime Minister" Ruslan Balbec - elected as deputies from Crimea after the illegitimate elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation - were nominated for leading positions by the "United Russia" party, reads a statement on the party's website.
According to Putin's party, the so-called former Crimean "Prosecutor" Natalia Poklonskaya will be nominated for the post of the Deputy Head for Security and Anti-corruption Committee. She is also to aspire to the post of Chairman of the Commission for control over reliability of the MPs revenues and liabilities of material nature. The candidacy of Ruslan Balbec has been approved for the post of the Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Nationalities.
The elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation were held on September 18.
Earlier, the European Union stated that it would not recognize the election results on the Crimean peninsula, as well as the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by the Russian Federation in 2014. A number of countries, including the United States, Canada, France, and Sweden refused to recognize their validity on the territory of the annexed Crimea.
Polish Foreign Ministry has called into question the legitimacy of the parliamentary elections to the State Duma of Russia as a whole.
On September 20, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a Resolution on non-recognition of the legitimacy of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the 7th convocation, as well as their results and the legal consequences, and accordingly, the State Duma’s composition, powers, acts and decisions. A total of 264 Ukrainian MPs voted for this Resolution.