On March, 19 2018 the Head of State emphasized: «Neither the fixed” turnout “nor the drawn” result “correspond to the real activity of the inhabitants of the peninsula. Published official “data” is nothing more than falsification. And speaking of the famous Russian phraseologism, this is a “filkin’s letter.” Her Kremlin will now be used in the hybrid information warfare that he conducts not only against Ukraine but against the whole world, “The results of illegal voting are null and void and will not have any legal consequences. To legitimize aggression and annexation is completely doomed to failure
Petro Poroshenko expressed his gratitude to international partners “for a clear and uncompromising stand voiced on the eve of unlawful elections that their results would not be recognized. And that Crimea is an integral part of Ukraine “.
” The Head of State assured that our efforts would be intensified, including within the framework of international organizations and judicial authorities, in order to put an end to the gross violation of the human rights of the occupying authorities in the Crimea,” Ukraine will continue to fight for the release of all Ukrainian political prisoners who are behind bars on the peninsula and in Russia.
“We have to work out a list of those who planned, promoted, organized, campaigned or participated in the prudent electoral process in the Crimea and presented it to strengthen sanctions against the occupation of the Russian authorities” – emphasized the Head of the Ukrainian State.
Petro Poroshenko called on international partners to increase the sanctions pressure on the Kremlin. And not only for the aggression against Ukraine, but also for the hybrid war against the whole European and Euro-Atlantic community, for political assassinations abroad, and for suppressing democracy in Russia itself.
“By joint efforts, our unity and international solidarity, we will ensure the de-occupation of the Crimea and the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, respect for international law!” – announced the President of Ukraine