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Crimea’s head says EU’s refusal to recognize election results in Crimea 'predictable'

September 20, 18:14 UTC+3 SIMFEROPOL
Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, or Parliament, on Tuesday refused to recognize the legitimacy of the Russian polls and their results
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Head of Russia’s Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov

Head of Russia’s Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov

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SIMFEROPOL, September 20. /TASS/. Head of Russia’s Republic of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov said on Tuesday the European Union’s refusal to recognize the results of Sunday’s elections to the Russian State Duma lower parliament house in Crimea was a predictable decision.

"Whatever we do, they will always be against us. No other options. Whatever good we do here, however we try, we will never win approval from these governments and they, in turn, will never win approval of their peoples. I am sure everybody in Europe are sick and tired of this confrontation with Russia," he told journalists, adding he doesn’t want to comment on "obtuseness and animosity."

According to media reports, the European Union has refused to recognize the results of parliamentary polls in Crimea. Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada, or Parliament, on Tuesday refused to recognize the legitimacy of the Russian polls and their results. More to it, the Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal case on charges of infringement on UKraine’s territorial integrity and inviolability.

"There is nothing to comment. It will be better to open a criminal case against those who have initiated this criminal case against Crimea," Aksyonov said. "It’s nothing but rambling of people consumed with hatred who only seek to pad their pockets. I don’t want to comment these things. I wish they think how to solve their own problems rather than about us."

"We are all right. We are at home," he added.

The Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, a city with a special status on the Crimean Peninsula, where most residents are Russians, refused to recognize the legitimacy of authorities brought to power amid riots during a coup in Ukraine in February 2014.

Crimea and Sevastopol adopted declarations of independence on March 11, 2014. They held a referendum on March 16, 2014, in which 96.77% of Crimeans and 95.6% of Sevastopol voters chose to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the reunification deals March 18, 2014.

Despite the absolutely convincing results of the referendum, Ukraine has been refusing to recognize Crimea as a part of Russia.

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