U.S. has no intention to recognize Crimea election results
The U.S. authorities do not intend to recognize the results of the election held in Crimea, the U.S. State Department Spokesperson Marie Harf said on Sept.16.
"The United States does not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called regional and local election held in Crimea on September 14 and their results," she said at a briefing.
Harf underscored that the U.S. continues to condemn Crimea's annexation by Russia.
Crimea held parliamentary election for the first time on Sept.14 since its annexation by Russia.
The United Russia candidates have won over 71 percent of the vote in the Crimean constituencies, according to the preliminary results.
The vast majority of residents of Crimea - 96 percent - voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, in a referendum held March 16.
On March 18, Russia and Crimea signed an agreement on Crimea as well as Sevastopol city joining the Russian Federation.