President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, during a meeting with the ambassadors of the G7 member countries, urged them not to recognize the results of the presidential elections of the Russian Federation in the Crimea.
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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the meetings with the ambassadors of the G-7 countries (G7) urged them not to recognize the results of the presidential election of the Russian Federation in the Crimea, which official Kyiv still regards as an occupied territory. “I would like to discuss the Russian elections on March 18. It would be crucial for us to receive your firm statement on the condemnation and non-recognition of the Russian elections in the Crimea.We greatly appreciate your firm preliminary position,” the head of state said during a meeting with US ambassadors, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and Canada. Poroshenko also addressed the head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugh Mingarelli who was present at the meeting and thanked him and the vice president of the European Commission for the strong position of the European Union. “It would also be important that you do not allow your citizens to visit the Crimea in order to monitor the elections there … This could destroy the policy of a” single vote “for the elections in the Crimea,” Poroshenko said and added that it was, in particular, representatives France, Austria and Finland. On Monday, March 12, the head of EU diplomacy Federica Magerini promised that the EU will not recognize the elections in the Crimea. “Illegal annexation of the Crimea is a violation of international law,” she said. Poroshenko then announced that Kiev intends to impose sanctions against “persons who will be involved in organizing an illegal election process” on the peninsula, recalls RBC . In early February, the special representative of the US State Department for Ukraine Kurt Volker made a for the introduction of personal sanctions for visiting the Crimea, which the US and the world community consider the occupied territory of Ukraine. Volcker also compared the Crimea with the Donbas, noting that the only difference is the absence of military operations on the border with the Crimea. Earlier, he called for the liquidation of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Republic of Hungary), expressing confidence that both formations mask the military presence of the Russian Federation.