In the Crimea, accused the EU of neglecting the human rights

© AFP 2017 / Vasily Batanov Cadets of the Nakhimov naval school during elections in SevastopolIn the Crimea, accused the EU of neglecting the human rights© AFP 2017 / Vasily Batanov

In the European Union did not recognize the last tenth of September in the Crimea and Sevastopol elections. On the Peninsula believe that the EU ignores the right of the Crimean people in a free election.

Crimea became Russian on the basis of a referendum held in March 2014, after a coup in Ukraine. For reunification with Russia voted more than 95% of the inhabitants of the Peninsula.

Position Of The European Union

The EU has criticized past elections on the Peninsula.

«Gubernatorial elections were held in Sevastopol. The European Union has not recognized the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation and therefore do not recognize the elections in the Crimean Peninsula», — stated in the message of the European external action service.

In addition, the EU reiterated that support Kiev in the question of the status of Crimea.

«Anyone who was elected on the Crimean Peninsula and said that Crimea and Sevastopol, will not be recognized as representative of those areas that are Ukrainian. The EU remains unwavering in its support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine», — added in the European foreign service.

The Reaction Of Kiev

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry also expressed protest of the past in Crimea elections.

«Gross violation of the international law and the laws of Ukraine», — wrote the official representative of the diplomatic Department Marian Betz on Twitter.

The Crimean authorities have responded to the statements of Kiev, noting that for them, the most important recognition of all Russia.

«This is their usual position, they also need something to say, so they say that the world does not recognize, although this is absolutely not true. In the last elections to the state Duma in Crimea, there appeared the representatives who work there are positive aspects of their work.<…> what they say is a state of mind», — said the head of the election Commission of Crimea Mikhail Malyshev.

The Position Of Crimea

Commenting on the position of the European Union, the authorities of the Peninsula have accused the Europeans of violating human rights.
«The European Union shows once again that he neglects basic human rights, in this case — the right to free elections», — said Deputy Prime Minister Georgy Muradov RIA Novosti.

According to him, the EU is neglected and the right of Crimeans to hold a legitimate referendum, as he believes it possible to recognize only the Union of their peoples. «When he reunited the Germans, without a referendum, in European countries raises questions about legitimacy,» he said.

Vice Prime Minister stressed that in this position of the EU is not surprising.

«Yet not change the logic of their understanding of human rights as they stand in the position of their direct disregard, until then will continue the approach of the European Union. This shows again the need of radical renewal of the thinking of the leading figures of this group of States,» said Muradov.

In turn, Chairman of the legislative Assembly of Sevastopol Ekaterina Altabaeva accused the EU of conducting a policy of double standards.

«The fact that the Sevastopol and Crimean residents came to the polls, expressed their point of view is the demonstration that the inhabitants of the Peninsula feel themselves to be citizens of Russia», — he said.

According to her, «the sooner this is acknowledged politics, the right will generally evolve our world.»

«I think that Crimea and Sevastopol will be recognized as an integral part of the Russian Federation, including the politics of Europe», — concluded the Chairman of the legislative Assembly of Sevastopol.

A single day of voting

The tenth of September in Russia has passed uniform day of voting. For example, in Sevastopol, was chosen Governor of the city. They became Dmitry Ovsyannikov, who scored 71,05% of the vote. Crimea held elections to the national Parliament.

In the regional election Commission said that a single day of voting passed without violations and accidents. Also in Sevastopol as international observers came the French Parliament Thierry Mariani and Nicolas Duik. According to them, the election of the Governor of Sevastopol consistent with democratic norms.

«I was third time in the Crimea after his return to Russia… We arrived in Sevastopol, because this is the first election. Elections in Sevastopol — symbolic, they are different from elections in other regions of Russia», — said Mariani at the press conference. According to him, voting was peaceful and democratic.
Ex-member of the French Parliament, mayor of the city of Brienne-Le-Chateau, Nicolas Duic also noted the legitimacy and democratic electoral

procedures in Sevastopol. «People in Crimea live peacefully and comfortably work. We want to say that this is a historic day, because the residents of your city for the first time elect the Governor of Sevastopol», — he said.

In the Crimea, accused the EU of neglecting the human rights© RIA Novosti, Infografiken voting day in Russia

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