KYIV (QHA) -

Crimean Tatars massively boycotted the illegal elections to the State Duma on 18 September, Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov wrote on FaceBook citing sources from different parts of the occupied Crimea.

According to reports from various parts of Crimea, compatriots totally boycotted the illegal "elections" ... Thank you people! Thanks to everyone who cares for and preserves the dignity! wrote Chubarov.

Chubarov said that according to "Krym.Realii", the Chairman of Simferopol PEC №266 Elena Agapova said that the turnout was only 9% in the area where the Crimean Tatar population constitutes more than 90%.

Yesterday, on the day of the illegal elections, the Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Ilmi Umerov urged the Ukrainian authorities not to recognize the results of these elections in the occupied Crimea and in the whole territory of the Russian Federation as well.

QHA