Contents tagged with Russian presidential elections

  • Romania joins countries that don't recognize Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    Romania does not recognize the annexation of the Crimea and Russian presidential elections on the peninsula, reports, citing the press service of the Romanian embassy.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania reminds that it [Romania] does not recognize the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, and therefore does not recognize the elections in this territory, and shares the position of the European Union and its …

  • Putin gets almost 85% of the vote from Russians abroad

    Vladimir Putin received 84.99% of the vote from Russians who went to polling stations abroad, RIA Novosti reported, citing a member of Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC), Vasily Likhachev.

    According to the CEC, almost 475,300 people voted abroad in the recent presidential election in Russia.

    “In first place was Vladimir Putin, with 403,942 votes. In percentage terms that is 84.99%. In second place was Pavel Grudinin (23,938 votes or 5.04%). In third place was Ksenia Sobchak (19,331 …

  • Kyiv hands EU list of 140 people involved in organizing Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    At a meeting in Brussels on March 19, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin presented other EU foreign ministers with a list of 140 names of people who were involved in organizing and holding the elections in Crimea, reports, citing Oleksiy Makeyev, political director of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry.

    “We gave the Europeans a list of more than 140 people who were involved in holding the illegal elections in Crimea,” Makeyev said.

    According to him, the European ministers’ interest in …

  • Russian politician Yavlinsky: Russia is heading into a dangerous abyss

    A Russian presidential candidate from the Yabloko party, Grigory Yavlinsky stated after the elections that “the country is heading into a dangerous abyss.” “We thank all Russian voters who voted in favor of change, alternatives and the truth. The million votes that we received are worth a lot,” Yavlinsky posted on Facebook.

    Yavlinsky went on to say that one million people recognize the archaic political system for what it is: a system where each day is hopelessly the same as the day before, …

  • UN, OSCE, Council of Europe ignore Russia’s appeal about the ban on the election in Ukraine

    According to Tatyana Moskalkova, the human rights commissioner for Russia, the UN, the OSCE and the Council of Europe did not respond to the appeal in connection with the decision of the Ukrainian authorities to prevent Russian citizens who are not diplomats from voting in Russia’s diplomatic institutions in the country, reports TASS.

    “I still have not received a reply from anyone. There has been no official reaction,” she said.

    Earlier, the OSCE refused to comment on Ukraine’s March 18 …

  • Observers document violations in Russian presidential elections

    Observers at the Russian presidential elections have reported numerous violations at the voting sites, Deutsche Welle writes.

    Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, whose application to register as a candidate in the elections was rejected, gathered more than 33,000 observers for the elections. His observers report that the most typical violation was the transportation of people in vehicles for mass voting.

    At one site in the Moscow province, buses brought in staff of Russia’s National …

  • Russian media: foreign observers arrived in Crimea to monitor Russian Presidential elections

    According to the Russian news agency RIA Krym, a group of "observers" arrived in Sevastopol to monitor the the Russian presidential elections in the annexed Crimea. The elections are being held on the day of the annexation of the Crimea by Russia.

    "The representatives of Spain, Italy, Denmark, Ukraine, Israel, Sweden and Great Britain met with the head of the Sevastopol election committee Alexey Petukhov, the senator from Sevastopol, Olga Timofeyeva, and the deputy speaker of the local …

  • Ukrainian President calls on G7 to condemn and not recognize Russian presidential elections in annexed Crimea

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on G7 countries to condemn and not recognize the Russian presidential elections in the annexed Crimea, which will take place on March 18, as reported on the president’s website.

    “I would like to discuss the Russian elections of March 18. It would be critically important for us to have your firm statement that you will condemn and not recognize the Russian elections in Crimea,” Poroshenko said during a meeting with ambassadors from the G7 countries. …

  • EU will not recognize results of Russian presidential election in Crimea

    The European Union will not recognize results of the Russian presidential election in the territory of Crimea, as stated by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, at a joint press conference with President Petro Poroshenko, broadcast by 112 Ukraine.

    Mogherini said that the annexation of the Crimea violated international law and noted that the EU would not recognize the elections being held in the Crimea.

    The EU High Representative also noted …

  • Ukraine urges the EU to introduce sanctions against the organizers of the Russian Presidential elections in the Crimea

    Ukraine called on the European Union to impose sanctions against the organizers of the "fake elections" in the territory of annexed Crimea, as stated by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on March 12 following the meeting with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini.

    "Regarding the Russian Presidential elections next Sunday, I made it clear that Ukraine does not recognize fake presidential elections on the temporarily …