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Criminal proceeding on election commission in Crimea opened

Source : 112 Ukraine

SBU warned Ukrainians about criminal liability for voting in this elections
16:49, 16 March 2018

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Crimea’s Prosecutor’s Office opened a criminal proceeding on illegal Russian presidential elections on the territory of annexed peninsula, SBU’s press-office reports.

“According to the criminal proceeding data, several Ukrainian citizens conspired to organize illegal Russian presidential elections in annexed Crimea. They consciously help Russia to perform subversive activity against Ukraine aimed at damaging of its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” press-office reports.

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The pre-trial investigation team examines illegal activity of the chairman of a so-called Central Election Commission in Crimea in terms of illegal Russian presidential elections.

It is also reported that lawbreaker was suspected of the organization of illegal referendum in Crimea, illegal elections to legislative agencies in Crimea and Sevastopol and municipal elections aimed at the formation of illegal authority agencies, and elections to Russia’s Duma.

The pre-trial investigation is determining individuals involved in pseudo-elections organized by the occupational authority. SBU calls all Ukrainian citizens, who temporarily live on the annexed peninsula for refrain from voting.

Earlier, Poroshenko called G7 countries to condemn Russian elections in Crimea.

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As is known, the Russian presidential election will be held on March 18, 2018. The Russian Central Election Committee registered eight candidates, including the incumbent leader Vladimir Putin, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky, head of Yabloko ('Apple') Party Grigoriy Yavlinski and famous blogger Kseniya Sobchak. 

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