The leader of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev will set out for Crimea on May 22, to meet with participants of the party’s primary election, the press service of the United Russia reports.

The primaries for State Duma of Russia will be held in all the regions of Russia on Sunday, May 22. The self-proclaimed Crimean authorities are preparing to present their candidates.

On May 20, Sergei Neverov, Chairman of the organizing committee and Secretary of the United Russia General Council, confirmed the intention of Medvedev to appear in Russian-annexed Crimea.

“Party leader Dmitry Anatolyevich will be in Crimea on that day. His meeting with all the participants of primaries in Crimea and Sevastopol is scheduled on May 22,” the press service of the Russian ruling party quotes the interview of Neverov with journalists.

The elections to the State Duma of the Russian Federation will be held on September 18 under a mixed system: half of the deputies are elected on party lists and the other half - in 3 single-member constituencies created in Crimea:  in Yevpatoriya,  Kerch and Simferopol.

The so-called "authorities" will organize the work of 1162 precinct commissions during the election. 

The Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea based in Kyiv claims the illegality of the elections to the State Duma of Russia on the territory of the Crimean peninsula.

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