Experts: elections in Crimea is an internal affair of Russia

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SEBASTOPOL, September 10. /TASS/. Elections in Sevastopol, where on Sunday the first popularly elected Governor, and in the Crimea is an internal affair of Russia. Ukraine, expressing protest in connection with their conduct, should deal with its internal processes, according to respondents TASS representatives of the authorities and a DePuy corps of the Peninsula.

Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian foreign Ministry expressed protest in connection with carrying out in the Republic of Crimea municipal elections, by-elections of deputies of the state Council and the first elections of the head of Sevastopol.

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“Once again, Ukraine is trying to influence the electoral and political processes taking place in a completely different country, said TASS, the Chairman of the state Committee of Crimea for inter-ethnic relations Zaur Smirnov. We again emphasize that Ukraine is first necessary to focus on the internal processes, including some engaged in the process of European integration. Everything that is happening in Crimea is an internal affair of Russia, no relation to Ukraine’s foreign policy it has today and will have in the future.”