KYIV (QHA) -

The appearance of Crimean Tatars at polling stations in the presidential elections in the occupied Crimea was no more than 10%, the Head of the CEC of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar people Zair Smedlya reported.

“The activity of the Crimean Tatars, as expected, did not exceed 10%. No matter how the authorities try, no matter how they intimidate, the Crimean Tatars adequately reacted to the so-called elections in the Crimea,” he said.

Smedlya stressed that overall activity in the elections was low as well.

“When we looked at polling stations with no any special activity, the figures for some reason were eventually overstated.”

Furthermore, Smedlya reported on the buses with people near the polling stations.

"All figures are a stretch for the current leadership to stay in their place, they had the task of reaching a particular indicator of turnout.”

QHA reported that the majority of the Crimean Tatars did not go to the presidential elections in the occupied Crimea, despite the pressure exerted on them.

Earlier, the Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov said that in the occupied Crimea a low turnout was recorded not only among the Crimean Tatars, but also among other inhabitants of the Ukrainian peninsula captured by the Russian troops.

Source: 112 Ukraine

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