The Polish Foreign Ministry said they did not recognize the results of the "elections" to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, which were held in the territory of the annexed Crimea, according to the Ministry’s website.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland does not recognize the results of the parliamentary "elections" to the State Duma of the Russian Federation held on the Crimean peninsula, which, in accordance with the law, belongs to Ukraine,” says the statement.
The Ministry also reminded that Poland condemns the illegal annexation of the peninsula.
“Preserving the territorial integrity of Ukraine is a key condition for a peaceful resolution of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. In this context, the elections of MPs on the occupied territory call into question the overall legitimacy of the elections,” the Polish Foreign Ministry emphasized.
September 18, Russian citizens voted for MPs to the State Duma. Considering Crimea the Russian territory and breaching the international law, the RF illegally opened polling stations in the occupied part of Ukraine.
Most countries have refused to send observers to the elections in Crimea. The OSCE and the Venice Commission did not monitor the results of the voting in the occupied peninsula as well.
Ukraine strongly condemned the conduct of the Russian elections on its territory and called on other countries not to recognize the results, maintaining a policy of non-recognition of annexation.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said that "any results of these elections are null and void", and that the Russian parliamentary elections, which breach the international law, call into question the legitimacy of the elected State Duma and is the reason to expand sanctions against Russia.
A video evidence of voting falsification in Russia has already been put on the Internet.
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