Russia states the elections in annexed Crimea will be held despite Ukraine’s protests

The Deputy Chairperson of the Russian Central Election Commission, Nikolay Bulaev, stated that the presidential election will be held in the annexed Crimea as planned, despite Ukraine’s protest, RIA Novosti reports.

According to Bulaev, this issue was “resolved for Russian citizens living the Crimea during the referendum in 2014”. The representative of the Central Election Commission said that during the so-called “referendum”, the residents of the Crimea allegedly “chose their future unanimously”.

As was reported, Ukraine sent a note of protest to Russia due to the presidential elections in the territory of the annexed Crimea and also warned against attempts to organize elections in the Donbas.

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