The Visegrad Group Foreign Ministers—of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic (henceforth the V4 Ministers)—have closely followed the preparations and the conduct of the parliamentary elections in Ukraine on 26 October 2014. They welcome the victory of pro-European forces in the recent elections and look forward to working intensively with the new Ukrainian authorities. The upcoming early local elections in Donbas must be held in full compliance with the Ukrainian law. The V4 Ministers reiterate their strong commitment to the independent, democratic, stable, modern and prosperous Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders, whose people must have a right to decide upon their own future. The V4 countries once again reconfirm their commitment to the EU policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula by the Russian Federation.