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MOSCOW, March 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Allegations saying the UN Security Council considers a referendum on Crimea’s Autonomous Republic illegitimate does not correspond to reality, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
“Discussions held at the UN Security Council on March 6 were unofficial. No resolution has been adopted. Allegations saying the UN Security Council considers the referendum on Crimea’s status illegitimate do not correspond to reality,” the ministry said.
“UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, who briefed members of the UN Security Council at a video conference from Kiev, did not treat legitimacy of the referendum in Crimea,” the ministry said, adding that “Eliasson told a news briefing on March 6 that the recognition of referendums as legitimate is in competence of UN member-countries.