The Ministry for the Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons calls on the Ukrainian residents of the annexed Crimea not to participate in the elections to the Russian State Duma, according to the agency’s Facebook page.
“We call on the citizens of Ukraine residing in the occupied territory of Crimea, not to participate in the elections to the State Duma of Russia. This procedure in the temporarily occupied peninsula is illegitimate and will not be recognized by the international community. For Crimea is an integral part of Ukraine, reads the statement.
The Ministry informs that the organizers of the illegal voting process will be prosecuted.
The citizens involved in the process as the representatives of political parties, members of territorial election commissions and observers will automatically become violators of international and national law.