The United States has announced that it will not recognize Russia’s parliamentary elections planned for Crimea.

“The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned for Russian-occupied Crimea on September 18th,” State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement issued on Friday.

This will be the first time Crimeans will elect members of the Duma since its reunification with Russia two-and-a-half years ago.

“Our position on Crimea is clear: the peninsula remains an integral part of Ukraine. Crimea-related sanctions against Russia will remain until Russia returns control of Crimea to Ukraine,” Kirby continued.

In a referendum, Crimeans overwhelmingly voted to rejoin with the Russian mainland.

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Miguel
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Miguel

#US recognizes #israel elections in the occupied West Bank. #hypocrisy

Koh ST
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Koh ST

US why busybody,what Russia do is non of your business.

Kopfz
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Kopfz

Nobody really cares what the US will and won’t recognise. It’s none of their business.

change better world
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change better world

And we should not recognize election fraud and #TwoPartySystem in #US also
https://t.co/62Jt5DXPJj

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Hehe

john
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lol, who cares what zio-nazis think. God bless mother Russia!

Ameer Mtanio
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Ameer Mtanio

Who cares what they recognize or not

notonato
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notonato

“Crimea-related sanctions against Russia will remain until Russia returns control of Crimea to Ukraine” Well then. US should return Hawaii, Texas, California and so on.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Exactly.

Santiago Jose Katzenstein
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Santiago Jose Katzenstein

So? The entire world is laughing on u.s elections.

Nicholas Solar
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Nicholas Solar

But US is recognising elections in Kosovo. Hypocrites.

Jim Hinz
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Jim Hinz

People don’t care what the USA thinks anymore. Bunch of hypocrites and bigots.

Ben Ndinoshiho
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Ben Ndinoshiho

That’s their problem.

Lessen Ouali
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Lessen Ouali

so!?

Andrew Sivaram
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Andrew Sivaram

So what? For centuries, Crimea has always been a part of Russia…

ErikWar19
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ErikWar19

no. for centuries before it was a part of tartarish population….until someone (stalin) killed them to make it a russian/ucrain occupied w***e for good….
today russia denied basicly all ucrains and tartars in eastrussia and crimea to exist….

Aenea Endymion
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So the US really believe that Crimea is part of Ukraine. Well then, why don’t make another referendum and ask the people of Crimea if they’d like to return to Ukraine or stay in Russia. I mean, it’s a democratic election. What’s could be wrong about that? That the results would hardly be in favor of the US? Sorry, I mean Ukraine.

Steve Kaposi
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Steve Kaposi

Who cares

OP.
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OP.

Dear United States, at first look after your democracy!!! Look after swindles during Democrat´s primary elections. Look after the role of medias during the presidental campaign and then criticize other nations. You are really funny!!!

Shackalot
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Shackalot

Is anyone with independent thought listening to the Americans any more?

José Da Silva
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José Da Silva

We don’t give a s**t about what the US think…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBZX8LfE_cM

gheorghe
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gheorghe

who cares? They only ridicule themselves @leithfadel

Abou Amin
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Abou Amin

I don’t get it, did Russians requested any recognition!!!
And who’s asked to recognize any US election ?

poovizhi
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poovizhi

As if it really mattered !

Roger Gewitter
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Roger Gewitter

@johnpete1010 What a surprise.

S Samuel D Stanger
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S Samuel D Stanger

the US is D.u.m.B. Like that, but the world isn’t blind,just blinded by the light

Brònagh Mc Carron Hegarty
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Brònagh Mc Carron Hegarty

Tuff tity!!

Simon Greate
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Simon Greate

THEY CARE THE LESS HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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Who care,US recognise or not
Obama if HEADACHES win in Syria,do you recognise them ?

Aenea Endymion
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Aenea Endymion

@DJSiri @oulosP Someone should remind #US : https://t.co/936NI1UuZK

Sal Reugen
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Sal Reugen

few people and countries care what the US thinks. eventually we will realize that.

ErikWar19
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ErikWar19

in a referendum a majority of armed non-crieam-militia from russia voted for russia…legal….

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

You seem not to understand : Crimea had ALREADY smth like 95% russian population, most of them working on russian military bases… It’s a little like being in Rammstein but at a peninsula level and it was already the case when Ukraine left USSR. Another point is that the actual ukrainian regime came to power by nothing else than a coup backed by the US. Former ukraine’s govt was democratically elected and even with UN monitoring if there were frauds… Geopolitical goals for the US : – avoiding tighter links between EU and Russia, hey frenchs were about to sell… Read more »