Comment by the Russian Permanent Mission to the EU on EU Statements regarding the Decision of the Russian Central Election Commission to Hold Elections in the New Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation on the Single Voting Day of 10 September 202

Submitted on Mon, 06/19/2023 - 11:11

Brussels is fond of commenting on issues falling within the internal affairs of sovereign states. This time, the EU has made its views known on the upcoming elections in Russia in September 2023.

For some reason, the European Union believes it has the right to decide what is the best for others. In 2022, Brussels did not care about the will of the people living in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions. Back then, the residents of these regions made it clear by voting in referendums that they wanted to be part of the Russian Federation. And now elections will be held there, just like in any other region of our country. We do not need external recommendations to decide on their dates. The European Union has its own elections right around the corner.

We are not likely to get an answer as to who Brussels is addressing such statements. Probably, the EU regards this as a message of support for Kiev, or yet another opportunity to show Vladimir Zelensky that no one in the EU is tired of Ukraine, and that it is on everyone’s mind. We are sure ordinary Europeans are aware of global developments: Crimea and the city of Sevastopol became constituent entities of the Russian Federation following a referendum back in 2014, and four new regions joined Russia in 2022. We would suggest that European officials get an up-to-date political map of the world. Well, who knows, maybe the EU cabinets still have maps featuring the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic?