Candidate for the presidency of the Russian Federation Ksenia Sobchak appealed to the Ukrainian Embassy in Moscow for permission to visit the Crimea and talk with voters. The politician made a corresponding statement in an interview with Ekho Moskvy.
Sobchak noted that first of all she will go to the Crimea to communicate with the Crimean Tatars, who, she said, "are very unhappy with the situation there."
“I have already sent a letter to the Ukrainian Embassy - I am waiting for the response. If I go to the Crimea, it will be only through Ukrainian territory - I think it will be right. Different people live there, so I will have someone to talk to there, and first of all, as I get a lot of letters from Crimean Tatars living there, I'll meet with them and talk about the problems they faced. They are also living people. Maybe there are not two million of them, but they live there too,” Sobchak notes.
Reportedly, many international organizations and politicians criticized the holding of presidential elections in Crimea. At the same time, according to the Deputy Head of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, presidential elections will be held in the Crimea in "regular mode". The invaders appointed the date of the election on the day of the annexation of the Crimea - on March 18.
Earlier QHA reported that the occupiers had printed over a million ballots for elections in the Crimea.
Source: Ekho Moskvy