The Federation Council calls on the United Nations and international parliamentary organisations to condemn interference in the presidential election in Russia

The Senators adopted an Appeal to the United Nations and international parliamentary organisations.

The Federation Council has adopted an Appeal to the United Nations, International Parliamentary Organisations and Parliaments of Foreign Countries regarding the Attempts of External Interference in the Preparation and Holding of the Presidential Election in the Russian Federation.

Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin presented this initiative.

In his remarks, the Senator said that the Appeal was drafted upon the instruction of the Federation Council Speaker. The text of the Appeal was agreed upon with the Central Election Commission and the Foreign Ministry of Russia.

The Appeal strongly condemns the attempts of external interference in the preparation and holding of the Presidential election in the Russian Federation, which began even before the election was announced.

The document notes that the attempts to interfere in the electoral process were mostly coordinated by Washington and focused on several areas, including the adoption of a resolution by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in October 2023, public statements by high-ranking Western politicians based on data received mainly from foreign agents listed in the relevant registry by the Russian Ministry of Justice, attempts to create an illegal digital platform to hold fake alternative elections from abroad, violation of the legislative ban on pre-election campaigning on voting days, calls for illegal actions at polling stations from abroad, creation of artificial obstacles for citizens of the Russian Federation voting abroad by representatives of unfriendly states’ authorities. “Actions to disrupt the election of the President of the Russian Federation were also taken by the Kiev regime, incited by its NATO curators,” the Appeal reads.

It goes on to proclaim: “It can be stated that the generally recognised principles and norms of international law, the Charter of the United Nations, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 16 December 1966, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948, the Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States and the Protection of Their Independence and Sovereignty of 21 December 1965 have been grossly violated.”

The Senators of the Russian Federation welcomed the position of the Global Majority, which refused to support the statement initiated by the United States and its satellites condemning the organisation of the Presidential election in Russia.

The Federation Council urged the United Nations, international parliamentary organisations and foreign parliaments to condemn the actions of the US-led collective West aimed at interfering in the preparation and holding of the Presidential election in the Russian Federation, obstructing the free expression of Russian citizens’ will, as well as encouraging terrorism and extremism to destabilise the situation in Russia during the election campaign.

The Appeal will be sent to the President of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, the United Nations, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy, the Latin American Parliament, the African Parliamentary Union, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Association of South East Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum, the Central American Parliament, the Parliament of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR), and foreign parliaments.