The presidium of Crimean Parliament has expressed its support to Scottish people ahead of the referendum on Scotland’s status. On September 18, voters will be presented with a simple yes/no question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

“This is a remarkable event for Scotland which has been fighting for its statehood for centuries. Crimeans support the right of Scottish to determine their fate, determine the priorities of economical and social development of the country, carry out foreign policy and be an independent subject at the World map”- reads the statement of Crimean Parliament.

Earlier, Crimean Premier Sergey Aksyonov expressed his support for Scottish referendum.

"If in any country the majority of the population (of a region) take a decision about their independent statehood then I personally support this,"- Aksyonov was quoted as saying by Russia's Interfax news agency.

"The people living in a particular place better understand the processes that are happening there and it is their right to take such a decision," he said.

It should be noted, that the referendum in Scotland is being held with the consent of the UK government so it will be internationally recognized.