President Igor Dodon hasn't read announcement of Foreign Affairs Ministry that rejects local elections held on Sunday in Crimea and Sevastopol. These are territories Russia annexed five years ago.
"I have not read the announcement but I think we must keep good relationship with both Russia and Ukraine. Sooner or later, they will resolve their problems. Our official state stand is we recognize the territorial integrity of Ukraine. This stand remains unchanged for 28 years regardless of different politician's opinion. We're talking about the state stand", declared Igor Dodon at a press conference.
In a Facebook post, Foreign Affairs Ministry stated that Moldova supports Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Georgia, Latvia and Lithuania share the same view.
In this context, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry stated in a statement that the new violations of international law require the strengthening of political and economic pressures on the Russian Federation by the international community. At the same time, Kiev officials have stressed that the results of this vote are legally null and will not be recognized by Ukraine.