In the European Union do not recognize the elected deputies of the state Duma of the Crimea

BRUSSELS, September 20 – RIA news, Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The EU does not recognize Crimea elected from the deputies of the state Duma of the Russian Federation, since it did not recognize the organization of the elections on the Peninsula, told RIA Novosti the representative of the EU.

Earlier official representative of the head of the EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini stated that the EU does not recognize the elections in Crimea to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, because it does not recognize the joining of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation.

Commenting on this statement, the EU representative explained to RIA Novosti that “any member of the state Duma, claiming to represent the interests of the Crimea and Sevastopol will be recognized as the representatives of these territories, which are Ukrainian.”

“They will be treated in accordance with the policy of non-recognition of the European Union (joining) of the Crimea and Sevastopol (the Russian Federation)”, — said the interlocutor of the Agency, who requested anonymity.

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

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