Russia reacted to the idea of Zelensky to hold elections in Crimea

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state Duma Deputy from the Crimea Ruslan Balbec commented on the idea of Vladimir Zelensky to be held in October local elections throughout the country, including the Crimea.

According to the parliamentarian, Russia could afford to open polling stations on the Peninsula, but only to the Ukrainians who are registered as voters in different regions of the country, could vote without having to leave the Crimea.

“At the same time Vladimir Zelensky will have to publicly admit that the polls in his state are on Russian territory. Other options can not be”, – quotes RT Balbec.

Member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs, Senator from Crimea Sergey Tsekov called the idea absurd Zelensky. The Senator recalled that “Crimea was reunited with Russia forever, and there are no options of returning the Peninsula to Ukraine”.

“what the President said today, is completely impossible. Vladimir Zelensky must understand the situation and stop deceiving the citizens of Ukraine and world community,” he said.

the Head of the working group on international legal Affairs to the permanent representative of Crimea under the President Alexander Moloch pointed out that the words Zelensky like a bad joke.

Director of the Kiev center of political researches and conflictology Mikhail Pogrebinsky urged not to pay attention to the statements of the Ukrainian leader.

“He knows that elections in the Crimea will not, but want such statements to calm the passions. Non-public and will have to look for some pragmatic way,” said the expert, adding that Zelensky – “the black sheep of the political class”.

Earlier, the Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov compared the idea Zelensky to hold elections in Crimea with dreams of flying to Mars. According to the Senator, the Ukrainian President “head in the clouds, whether in distant scenarios, but no real policy.”

During a speech at the Munich security conference Zelensky saidIl the intention to be held in October 2020 local elections on the entire territory of Ukraine, including Crimea.

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