Strasbourg, 15th September 2023
Statement by the Secretary General of ALDA Antonella Valmorbida, on the Russian Federation’s Local Elections in Annexed Ukrainian Territories
As the Secretary General of ALDA, I would like to address a matter of great concern that has recently come to our attention: the decision by the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation to organise local elections in certain Ukrainian territories, specifically parts of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia regions. This decision has raised significant questions about its conformity with international law, as well as the broader implications for regional stability and the well-being of the affected communities.
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