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 member-states," the statement reads.

The diplomats assured that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania also confirms its support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally approved borders.

As reported, the European Union does not recognize the outcome of the Presidential elections in the Russian-annexed Crimea and has called for the examination of violations that were reported by the international observers.

Pavlo Klimkin, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, provided to the Foreign Ministers of the EU at the meeting in Brussels, a list of 140 names involved in the organization of the presidential elections in the Crimea.

  elections in Crimea, Romania, Russian presidential elections