The EU has condemned the decision of the Russian Federation to conduct a population census in the illegally annexed Ukrainian territory of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol from 15 October until 14 November, and the launching of yet another conscription campaign on 1 October.
A statement described the moves as “an attempt to legitimise the illegal annexation of Crimea and further undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognised borders”.
The EU called on Russia to stop all violations of international law and international humanitarian law on the Crimean peninsula, adding they would continue to work for a peaceful end of Russia’s illegal annexation of the peninsula.
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