The European Union has stated they “reject” Russia’s futile try to normalise their navy management of holding elections in Crimea, Sevastopol and in elements of Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson areas in Ukraine.
The EU has stated within the strongest phrases that it is a gross “violation of worldwide regulation” and the “UN Constitution” for Ukraine’s independence of their territorial integration.
An announcement by the Excessive Consultant on behalf of the EU, printed on the web site of the EU Delegation to Ukraine on Monday reads, “We strongly reject this additional futile try by Russia to legitimise or normalize its unlawful navy management and tried annexation of elements of Ukrainian territories, as condemned within the UNGA Decision adopted on 12 October 2022.
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“It represents yet one more manifest violation of worldwide regulation, together with the UN Constitution, and Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“The European Union doesn’t and won’t recognise both the holding of those so-called ‘elections’ or their outcomes.
“Russia‘s political management and people concerned in organising them will face penalties of those unlawful actions.”
The consultant’s workplace stated that the “unlawful” elections noticed Ukrainians being dragged out of their homes and compelled to vote.
Russia has additionally compelled Ukrainians to carry Russian passports, compelled deportations and widespread abuses of human rights and elevated repression of Ukrainian residents.
The assertion added, “Moreover, the elections in Russia came about in a extremely restricted setting fuelled by the aggression towards Ukraine.
“Russian authorities have amplified inner repression by introducing battle censorship and additional cracking down on opposition politicians, civil society organisations, impartial media and different important voices with using repressive laws and politically motivated sentences.
“This has resulted in restrictions of civil and political rights, precluding many candidates from working and limiting Russian voters’ selection and entry to correct details about candidates.”