EU Condemns Russia’s Decision to Conduct Census and Military Conscription in Crimea

The European Union (EU) condemned the conduct of a population census in Crimea by Russia from October 15 to November 14, as well as the next draft to the Russian Armed Forces from October 1, the EU foreign policy service said.

“The EU condemns the decision of the Russian Federation to conduct a population census on the illegally annexed Ukrainian territory of Crimea from October 15 to November 14 and the beginning of another draft campaign from October 1,” the EU stated in the document.

The EU Foreign Service has promised that the EU will continue to seek an end to the occupation of Crimea and will continue to support the sanctions policy against the inhabitants of the peninsula based on its policy of non-recognition of the reunification of Crimea with Russia.

The All-Russian Population Census takes place from October 15 to November 14, 2021 in most of the territory of Russia, and remote and hard-to-reach territories, the census will last until December 20, 2021.

After the political crisis in Ukraine in February 2014, the authorities of Crimea and Sevastopol decided to hold a referendum on reunification with Russia. In the voting, which took place on March 16 of the same year, more than 80% of those eligible to vote took part.

96.7% and 95.6% of the residents of Crimea and Sevastopol, respectively, voted for reunification with the Russian Federation.

On March 18, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an agreement on the acceptance of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol into the Russian Federation, and on March 21 the document was ratified by the Federal Assembly.

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