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Results of Russian presidential election in Crimea 'void', - Poroshenko
11:09, 19 March 2018

Results of Russian presidential election in Crimea 'void', - Poroshenko

Having held the election in the occupied peninsula, Russia rudely violated the norms of international law once again, Ukrainian leader says

11:09, 19 March 2018

Ukrainian Time

Holding the Russian presidential election in Crimea is another rude violation of international law by Russia. This was the reaction of Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko, who commented on the outcome of the vote held in Russia on Monday.  

'The results of the illegal voting are void and will have no legal consequences. No other presidential elections but these of Ukrainian president can be held in Crimea,' he said.

Related: France, Norway do not recognize Russian presidential election in Crimea

According to the Russian Central Election Committee, the incumbent Russian leader beats all other candidates with 76.65 percent of votes, with 99% ballots processed. 

Pavel Grudinin collected almost 12 percent; Vladimir Zhirinovsky gained 5.68. The rest, including Kseniya Sobchak and Grigoriy Yavlinski, have not made it through the two-percent threshold.

According to the Russian media, Putin has enjoyed the record-large support of voters in his entire political career. In the 2000 presidential race, he gained 53 percent of votes; 71.31 in 2004, and 63.6 percent in 2012.

Related: Presidential election in Russia: Putin leads with over 76 percent of votes

Related: First results of Russian presidential elections voting in occupied Crimea appeared

Related: Elections in Russia: Putin receives 73.9% - exit polls

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