The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine strongly condemns the so-called elections to the State’s Council of temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol organized by the Russian Federation on 14 September 2014. Crimea and Sevastopol were, are and will remain integral parts of the sovereign Ukrainian State which are subjects to the Constitution and laws of Ukraine.
The so-called „elections“ which Russian Federation organized on the territory of our country are illegitimate and their results from legal point of view are worthless and will not affect the current status of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol within the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine.
All those involved in preparation and conduct of elections will be held accountable in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.
We call on the international community to condemn the conduct by the Russian Federation of the so-called „elections“ in Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol. We also expect that civilized world will assess appropriately illegal actions committed by the Russian occupying power which continues oppression and discrimination of Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians and other nationalities who have not resigned and will never accept occupation of Crimea. There is a large amount of evidences and testimonies that confirm violation by the Russian Federation of its international commitments in the field of human rights for which the Russian side will have to respond.