Austria does not recognize Russian election in the Crimea


The annexation of the Crimea illegal. On its territory are unable to pass competent elections to the Russian Parliament or President, said the President of Austria.

The election of the Russian President on the territory of annexed Crimea may not be eligible. This was stated by the Federal President of Austria, Alexander van der Bellen Wednesday, March 14, during an official visit to Ukraine.

"From the Austrian point of view it is clear that the annexation of the Crimea illegal, and there were. And this is also the position of the European Union. Therefore, in the territory of the Crimea can't pass entitled the elections to the Russian Parliament or the President", – quotes the van der Bell press service of the President of Ukraine.

Thus the Austrian leader stressed: "This is not only my point of view. This is a unique point of view of the Austrian government".

In turn, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko urged all European partners and the whole world to respond decisively to "the electoral farce that Moscow will organize this Sunday in the occupied Ukrainian territory of Crimea – on the fourth anniversary of the attempted annexation of the Crimean Peninsula".

Recall, March 14, the current President of Russia Vladimir Putin will visit in the annexed Crimea and Sevastopol where will take part in the meeting devoted to forthcoming elections in Russia.

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