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 Crimean-elected Duma MPs are getting 'sanctions club membership,' - Poroshenko

The president of Ukraine, speaking at the 13th annual meeting of Yalta European Strategy, shared his opinion on the upcoming State Duma elections.

Poroshenko believes the Russian Duma MPs that will be elected in Crimea acquire a membership in the sanctions club, Censor.NET reports referring to 112 Ukraine.

"There should be a reaction to the so-called Russian parliamentary elections held in the territory of Ukraine. Our answer is simple - we do not recognize the legitimacy of Russian elections in the occupied territory. The Russian Duma MPs that will be elected in Crimea are in fact buying a membership card to the sanctions club. Welcome to the club of those targeted by sanctions," Poroshenko said.

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