US will not recognize results of elections to State Duma in Crimea

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According to the statement, published at the website of the Department of State, the USA will not recognize Russian State Duma elections in the occupied Crimea.

“The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned for Russian-occupied Crimea on September 18th.

Our position on Crimea is clear: the peninsula remains an integral part of Ukraine. Crimea-related sanctions against Russia will remain until Russia returns control of Crimea to Ukraine,” said in the statement.

Source: RIA