The OSCE condemned Russia's "referendum" plans in the occupied territories of Ukraine
OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau, OSCE Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid, OSCE PA Chairperson Margareta Sederfelt, and OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Director Matteo Mecacci called for a "referendum" of Russia in the occupied territories of Ukraine. "condemned the plans.
Qazet.az informs that this was stated in the information of the Press Service of the OSCE.
"Any election or referendum on the territory of Ukraine can be announced and held only by legal authorities in accordance with national laws and international standards. Any so-called "referendum" planned with the support of the forces that illegally exercise actual control over the occupied territories of Ukraine while the war continues after Russia's aggression against Ukraine is contrary to international standards and obligations, and their results will not have legal force," the statement said.