On Sunday, 8 September 2019, the Crimean occupying authority plans to hold the so-called “elections of deputies” to the so-called “State Council of the Republic of Crimea” and “local councils’

Emphasize the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is an integral part of the territory of Ukraine.

Consequently, only the elections for the local authorities of Ukraine are legal in the territory of AR of Crimea

The Russian Federation is the state- occupier and has no powers to hold any “election procedures” in the territory of AR of Crimea, consequently all “state authorities” of the RF in the territory of Crimea are illegal and illegitimate. Any “elections” in the territory of AR of Crimea to the RF “authorities” are the grave violation of international law.

We call on the international community not to recognize the results of those “elections” and avoid any relationship with the “authorities” of the occupying state and their officials.

We call upon the citizens, residing in the temporarily occupied Crimea not to participate in the illegal elections in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine in the AR of Crimea and Sevastopol City.