The US House of Representatives during the plenary session by an absolute majority – 413 votes – adopted a resolution “supporting the right of the Ukrainian people to freely choose their leadership and determine their own future”, which was introduced on the initiative of the Congressman of Rhode Island David Sisilline, Joinfo.ua reports.
The authors of the resolution are 44 congressmen from the Democratic and Republican parties. It expresses support for the right of the Ukrainian people to freely choose their leadership and determine their own future, and calls on the US Administration to speed up assistance to Ukraine to support the implementation of political, economic and social reforms necessary for free and fair elections according to international standards.
The document condemns the attempts of external forces, namely the Russian leadership, its agents and supporters to intervene in the electoral process in Ukraine, in particular, through intimidation, use of force or other coercive methods.
It should be recalled that on October 25 Ukraine will elect the members of regional, district and local authorities. In accordance with Ukrainian law of July 14, 2015, elections will not be held on the territory of the temporarily occupied Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol and parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, which Ukraine does not actually control, and in 91 areas of Donetsk and 31 of Luhansk regions in the controlled Ukraine territory close to the contact line.