Contents tagged with elections in Crimea

  • Russia calls EU Council's sanctions against the members of Crimea's election commission 'an unfriendly step'

    The Russian Foreign Ministry called the sanctions of the EU Council against members of the Russian-controlled electoral commissions of the Crimea and the former Chairman of the electoral commission of Sevastopol “an unfriendly step,” as stated by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

    "Russia reserves the right to give a tit-for-tat response to the European Union’s yet-again unfriendly step... The European Union’s new measures once again demonstrate its real attitude to the …

  • EU Council imposes sanctions against five organizers of Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    The EU Council imposed sanctions against five organizers of the presidential election in the annexed Crimea, stated by President Petro Poroshenko on Facebook.

    “I welcome the official decision of the EU Council to impose sanctions against five persons responsible for the illegal presidential election held in the temporarily occupied Crimea and Sevastopol. Punishment for any unlawful actions against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine is inevitable,” he wrote.

    Poroshenko also …

  • Chubarov: Aksyonov tried to bribe Putin's representatives to inflate the voter turnout for the Russian elections in Crimea

    The Kremlin-controlled head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov and other representatives of the local authorities tried to bribe officials of the Russian presidential administration to inflate the turnout for the Russian elections in the Crimea held on March 18, 2018, the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, People's Deputy of Ukraine Refat Chubarov wrote on Facebook, referring to the data of the Russian Federal Security Service.

    "Representatives of the Crimean authorities, particularly …

  • EU intends to impose sanctions against five people responsible for the elections in the Crimea

    The European Union intends to freeze the assets of five people who are responsible for conducting the Russian presidential elections in the Crimea. This was stated by a Brussels correspondent of Radio Svoboda, Rikard Jozwiak on Twitter, Evropeyska Pravda reports.

    "EU is set to impose an asset freeze and visa ban on 5 people responsible for organizing the Russian presidential elections in Crimea in March. It will be confirmed by EU ministers in mid-May. They'll be added to the sanctions list …

  • Ukraine detains a woman who worked for Putin's elections campaign in Crimea

    Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced on Facebook that a citizen of Ukraine had been detained by the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Prosecutor’s Office in connection with organizing signatures in support for the presidency of Vladimir Putin for the Russian Federation. The detained woman was a confidant of Putin, who supported his candidacy in the territories of the Crimea and Sevastopol by collecting signatures.

    “The detained citizen of Ukraine assisted the Russian …

  • Sole EU observer at elections in Crimea was European Parliament member from Cyprus

    During the Russian presidential elections in annexed Crimean territory, the only documented observer with direct ties to European institutes was European Parliament member from Cyprus Eleni Theocharous who visited the Crimea on March 18, reported The Information Resistance website.

    Eleni Theocharous is known for her close contact with Russia. On December 13, 2017, she went to the Moscow House of Nationalities to attend the conference “Russia and Crimea in the Post-Byzantine Space: European …

  • Ukrainian diaspora calls for increasing pressure on Russia due to 'elections' in the Crimea

    The President of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), Eugene Czolji stated that by holding presidential elections in the territory of annexed Crimea, the Russian Federation showed disregard for international law, which demonstrated the need to tighten sanctions against Russia, Ukrinform reports.

    "The UWC condemns the illegal occupation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation in blatant violation of international law. We call to increase international pressure on Russia until the Crimea is …

  • Japan refuses to recognize Russian presidential elections in annexed Crimea

    The Embassy of Japan in Ukraine released a statement on March 22 affirming its refusal to recognize the legitimacy of either the Russian Presidential elections in the Crimea or the annexation of the peninsula.

    "Japan does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in March 2014, therefore, it does not consider the holding of the so-called Russian presidential elections in Crimea on March 18, 2018 as valid," the statement says.

    The Embassy of Japan also emphasized …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …