Russian Duma elections in Crimea: Poroshenko appeals to the world not to recognize upcoming elections in Russia
Politics16:39 Sep. 13, 2016

Poroshenko appeals to the world not to recognize upcoming elections in Russia

Ukraine's agenda includes sanctions prolongation as well

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko called upon the world community not to recognize the parliamentary elections in Russia, because the Kremlin tries to conduct voting in annexed Crimea as well.

The Head of State claimed that during the meeting with ambassadors from G7 and the EU. Poroshenko also called the imposed economic sanctions sufficient for now, being prolonged until the occupied territories are returned to Ukraine.

Read also EU condemns parliamentary elections in annexed Crimea

The President emphasized the issue of Ukrainian prisoners, which are illegally imprisoned by Russia, is still on the agenda and they must be freed as soon as possible.

Watch also So-called 'Crimean authorities' make people vote at upcoming Duma elections

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