The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavel Klimkin, called on citizens residing in the Crimea not to take part in the presidential elections in Russia. According to him, “the FSB calls and threatens relatives of those who do not want to go to the elections.”
He stressed that the inhabitants of the Crimea live “in constant fear”. “What we need to do is to achieve access by international organizations to the occupied Crimea,” Mr. Klimkin said. Interfax ). The minister also stressed the need to maintain sanctions and increase international pressure on Russia.
Earlier, the head of European diplomacy Federica Magerini stated , that the European Union does not recognize the results of presidential elections in the territory of the Crimea. At a joint press conference with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, she promised “to call for respect for the rights of people who live in this territory.” Mr. Poroshenko urged the EU to introduce “sanctions against those persons who are involved in organizing an illegal electoral process”.
The presidential election will be held on March 18, 2018. On March 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in the Crimea on March 14. He will visit the new infrastructure facilities of the peninsula. Among them are the Crimean bridge, the Balaklava thermal power station and the new terminal of Simferopol airport.
On the pre-election visit of Vladimir Putin to the Crimea – in the material “b” “The President will pay a candidate visit to Crimea” .
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