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The United States does not recognize as legitimate and do not recognize the results of elections to the Russian State Duma to be held in Crimea 18 September.

It is said in a statement the US State Department, Ukrainian Pravda wrote.

"Our position on Crimea clear: Peninsula remains a net 'integral part of Ukraine. Stand related to Crimea anti-Russian sanctions will not be lifted until Russia does not return control of Crimea Ukraine " - said in statement.

The State Department also stressed the deep concern about the humanitarian situation in the Crimea, including the status of the Crimean Tatars and numerous reports of disappearances and human rights violations.

Earlier, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault promised not to recognize the legitimacy of the elections in the State Duma, which will be held including Crimea.

Also, the unacceptability of the Russian parliamentary elections in the occupied Crimea and recognize the results of Foreign Minister of Denmark Kristian Jensen.

As reported, the mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will monitor the elections in the State Duma, which illegitimately going to carry Russian occupation authorities in Crimea.

Earlier, President Petro Poroshenko urged not to recognize the legitimacy of parliamentary elections in Russia that Moscow is trying to hold a temporarily occupied Crimea and Sevastopol.

In the case of elections in the occupied Crimea, an absolute majority of the State Duma will be elected illegitimately.

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17-09-2016, 10:25

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