Most Crimean Tatars did not go to the presidential elections in the occupied Crimea, despite the pressure, Russian lawyer Nikolai Polozov reported on his Facebook page.
"I am proud of the brave deed of the absolute majority of the Crimean Tatars, who, despite the pressure from the occupation authorities, peacefully expressed their intransigent position - boycotting the Russian president's election in the occupied Crimea," he wrote.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, commenting on the presidential election in the annexed Crimea, said that the only president the Crimea would elect, will be the head of the Ukrainian state. According to him, the Ukrainian authorities are closely watching the illegal presidential elections in the occupied peninsula.
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.