Ukrainian Parliament Condemns Illegal Elections in Occupied Crimea
On Sep 8, the. local elections were held in the Russian Federation, including in the illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol
A total of 325 MPs voted for the adoption of the corresponding resolution, Ukrinform reported.
“The Russian Federation takes illegal actions, including holding of elections, as part of the colonization of the occupied territories. The latest such elections to local government bodies were held on the territory of the Russian Federation and including in the occupied areas of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol on September 8.
These elections have been already recognized as illegal by a number of states. Our statement will not return Crimea but will show clearly that the national idea of Ukraine is the return of our occupied territories, our citizens to the Ukrainian family no matter what Verkhovna Rada, what convocation and what factions we have,” the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Policy and Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Bohdan Yaremenko said.
He said the adoption of this document will be a clear signal to both the military-political rivals of Ukraine and its partners.
On Sep. 8, local elections were held in the Russian Federation, including in the illegally annexed Crimea and Sevastopol.