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EU condemns the Russian presidential ‘elections’ on temporarily occupied territories

Josep Borrell
Josep Borrell

Russian presidential "elections", held in Ukrainian temporarily occupied territories, violated the sovereignty of Ukraine, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said, Sky News reported on March 18.

“The elections were not free or fair and were ‘based on repression and intimidation’, EU top diplomat said when speaking before chairing a meeting of EU foreign ministers today.

“All 27 members would issue a statement later today”.

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In a statement released this morning, the EU condemned the "illegal" elections held in Russian-occupied oblasts of Ukraine, which "represent yet another manifest violation by Russia of international law".

The EU will never recognize the results of voting in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Voting in the presidential "election" ended on March 17 in Russia. The Russians held an illegal vote in the occupied territories of Ukraine.

It is noted that the EU will never recognize the results of voting in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

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Voting in the presidential "election" ended on March 17 in Russia. The Russian held an illegal voting on Ukrainian territory.

Putin allegedly scored an incredible and record-breaking 87.32% even for himself - such data of a fictitious calculation of 99.67% votes was "drawn" for the Russian dictator by Russia’s Central Election Commission.

The second place in this staged spectacle was given to the candidate from Russian Communists Party (KPRF) Nikolai Kharitonov - he allegedly won 4.3%.

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Vladislav Davankov from New People party is the third (3.82%), Leonid Slutsky from ultranationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) is the fourth (3.20%).

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