Russia-controlled "head" of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, leading the regional list of the "United Russia" party in the elections to the State Duma, gave up his mandate, he told Russian reporters in Simferopol on September 20.

“I do not plan to go to the State Duma ... I have refused from my mandate,” said Aksenov stressing that he did not use his administrative resource in the elections and did not conduct the election campaign.

Previously, "the head of Crimea" noted that his decision to lead the regional list of "United Russia" is "an element of support for the party."

Besides Aksenov, the party list of "United Russia" includes the so-called Crimean prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya as well as the "Deputy Prime Ministers" Mikhail Sheremet and Ruslan Balbec.

It should be noted that on September 20, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a Resolution on non-recognition of the legitimacy of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation of the 7th convocation, as well as their results and the legal consequences, and accordingly, the State Duma’s composition, powers, acts and decisions. A total of 264 Ukrainian MPs voted for this Resolution.

Ukraine also appealed to the Security Council, the UN General Assembly, the parliaments of foreign states, international parliamentary assemblies and organizations urging them to not recognize the legitimacy of the elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation.