Klimkin: How to stop observers in the elections for the State Duma in Crimea
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavel Klimkin discussed with representatives of the parliamentary committee and the chairmen of the permanent delegation to the PACE and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly how not allow international observers to the elections to the State Duma in the Crimea. It was reported by the press service of the Verkhovnaya Rada.
‘There was a working meeting of committees on the Foreign Affairs, European integration and on Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship, as well as of the chairmen of the permanent delegations to the PACE and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, with the Foreign Minister, Pavel Klimkin. <…> The participants also discussed in detail the ways of mobilizing the international community to prevent the participation of international observers to monitor the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, with regard to their conduct on the territory of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as well as non-recognition of the results of these elections,’ said the site of the Rada.
The elections to the State Duma will be held on 18 September. Earlier, Poroshenko’s Press Secretary, Svyatoslav Tsegolko wrote in his Facebook that the Ukrainian President had instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the Russian government of the impossibility of holding the elections to the lower house of the Russian parliament on the territory of Ukraine.According to: RT на русском