No independent observers present at Russian elections in Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is noted that the Crimean Tatars take part in the elections, however, the turnout is very low
16:35, 18 March 2018

Nariman Dzhelyalov

No independent observers are present at the Russian presidential elections in the annexed Crimea. The first deputy head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Nariman Dzhelal, reported this to "112 Ukraine".

"There are no independent observers in Crimea, in fact there are only public activists who want and have the opportunity to observe the course of this election campaign. There are no foreign observers, there are also no observers from the opposition candidates in Crimea, therefore all those who take part in the organization of elections on the Crimean peninsula, can do anything, "said Dzhelal.

He noted that Crimean Tatars take part in the elections, but the turnout is very low. Dzhelal suggests that the total turnout of the Crimean Tatars in the presidential elections in Russia will not exceed 10%.

We recall, almost 35% of voters voted as of 12:00 at the presidential election.

Russian presidential elections are being held on March 18 – the fourth anniversary of illegal occupation of Crimea. There are eight candidates, including the current president of the state. Russia intends to hold elections in annexed Crimea. Peninsula’s Prosecutor’s Office, which is located in Kyiv, threatened election organizers with criminal liability.

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