The European Union Monday said that on 8-10 September, regional and local elections were organized in Russia and “illegally” also in the territories of Ukraine that Russia has temporarily occupied.
“The European Union strongly condemns the holding of these illegitimate so-called “elections” in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol and in parts of the Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions of Ukraine,” said EU High Representative Josep Borrell in a statement.
“We strongly reject this further futile attempt by Russia to legitimise or normalize its illegal military control and attempted annexation of parts of Ukrainian territories, ” he said.
“The European Union does not and will not recognise either the holding of these so-called “elections” or their results. Russia’s political leadership and those involved in organising them will face consequences of these illegal actions,” added the EU foreign policy chief.
Source: Kuwait News Agency