President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine urged the G7 countries to condemn and not to recognize Russian elections in the occupied Crimea

13 March 2018 - 18:25

President of Ukraine urged the G7 countries to condemn and not to recognize Russian elections in the occupied Crimea

“I would like to discuss Russian elections of March 18. This would be critically important for us to have your firm statement condemning and not recognizing Russian elections in Crimea,” President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko noted in a meeting with the Ambassadors of the G7 countries: USA, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Canada.

“We really appreciate your strong previous position,” Petro Poroshenko added.

The Head of State addressed Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli who was also present at the meeting and thanked him and the Vice-President of the European Commission for the EU’s strong position declared yesterday. “It would also be important that you don’t allow your citizens to go to Crimea to monitor the elections there,” the President noted, adding that it goes about the representatives of France, Austria and Finland.

“That would be very harmful for the one-voice policy on Crimean elections,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.