Contents tagged with Russian presidential elections

  • Crimean Tatar Leader: only 42 percent of Crimeans voted in Russian presidential elections

    Voter turnout in the Russian presidential election in the Crimea on March 18, 2018 was 42% of voters and 8% of them spoiled ballot papers during voting, as stated by Member of Parliament and Leader of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov on his Facebook page, citing the data of the Russian Federal Security Service.

    “There were representatives of the Office of the Russian President Vladimir Putin in the elections in the Crimea who monitored the elections. The so-called white …

  • Chubarov: Aksyonov tried to bribe Putin's representatives to inflate the voter turnout for the Russian elections in Crimea

    The Kremlin-controlled head of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov and other representatives of the local authorities tried to bribe officials of the Russian presidential administration to inflate the turnout for the Russian elections in the Crimea held on March 18, 2018, the head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, People's Deputy of Ukraine Refat Chubarov wrote on Facebook, referring to the data of the Russian Federal Security Service.

    "Representatives of the Crimean authorities, particularly …

  • Russia opens case against Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Avakov

    The main investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case against the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.

    The case concerns the decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to not allow Russian citizens to go to polling stations on the Ukrainian mainland during the presidential elections in Russia on March 18, 2018. These actions were qualified under Article 141, Part 2, Clause C of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – impeding …

  • Sole EU observer at elections in Crimea was European Parliament member from Cyprus

    During the Russian presidential elections in annexed Crimean territory, the only documented observer with direct ties to European institutes was European Parliament member from Cyprus Eleni Theocharous who visited the Crimea on March 18, reported The Information Resistance website.

    Eleni Theocharous is known for her close contact with Russia. On December 13, 2017, she went to the Moscow House of Nationalities to attend the conference “Russia and Crimea in the Post-Byzantine Space: European …

  • Kremlin accuses the West of interference in Russian presidential elections

    Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Foreign Affairs Andrey Klimov stated that the Council of the Committee has information concerning numerous attempts from abroad to interfere in Russia’s Presidential Elections. Presidential Elections were held in the Russian Federation on March 18, the fourth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea.

    As RIA Novosti reports, according to Chairman of the Federation Council's Commission on the Protection of State Sovereignty, the …

  • Japan refuses to recognize Russian presidential elections in annexed Crimea

    The Embassy of Japan in Ukraine released a statement on March 22 affirming its refusal to recognize the legitimacy of either the Russian Presidential elections in the Crimea or the annexation of the peninsula.

    "Japan does not recognize the illegal annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in March 2014, therefore, it does not consider the holding of the so-called Russian presidential elections in Crimea on March 18, 2018 as valid," the statement says.

    The Embassy of Japan also emphasized …

  • Romania joins countries that don't recognize Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    Romania does not recognize the annexation of the Crimea and Russian presidential elections on the peninsula, reports, citing the press service of the Romanian embassy.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania reminds that it [Romania] does not recognize the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation, and therefore does not recognize the elections in this territory, and shares the position of the European Union and its …

  • Putin gets almost 85% of the vote from Russians abroad

    Vladimir Putin received 84.99% of the vote from Russians who went to polling stations abroad, RIA Novosti reported, citing a member of Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC), Vasily Likhachev.

    According to the CEC, almost 475,300 people voted abroad in the recent presidential election in Russia.

    “In first place was Vladimir Putin, with 403,942 votes. In percentage terms that is 84.99%. In second place was Pavel Grudinin (23,938 votes or 5.04%). In third place was Ksenia Sobchak (19,331 …

  • Kyiv hands EU list of 140 people involved in organizing Russian presidential elections in Crimea

    At a meeting in Brussels on March 19, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin presented other EU foreign ministers with a list of 140 names of people who were involved in organizing and holding the elections in Crimea, reports, citing Oleksiy Makeyev, political director of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry.

    “We gave the Europeans a list of more than 140 people who were involved in holding the illegal elections in Crimea,” Makeyev said.

    According to him, the European ministers’ interest in …

  • Russian politician Yavlinsky: Russia is heading into a dangerous abyss

    A Russian presidential candidate from the Yabloko party, Grigory Yavlinsky stated after the elections that “the country is heading into a dangerous abyss.” “We thank all Russian voters who voted in favor of change, alternatives and the truth. The million votes that we received are worth a lot,” Yavlinsky posted on Facebook.

    Yavlinsky went on to say that one million people recognize the archaic political system for what it is: a system where each day is hopelessly the same as the day before, …