The Kremlin said the Catalan referendum

Dmitry Peskov

Moscow believes the referendum in Catalonia is an internal affair of Spain, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. His words to the correspondent “” on Monday, October 2nd.

“We will not tolerate when someone evaluates methods of work of law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation. And not hiding this point of view, we’re talking about it,” — said the representative of the Kremlin in response to a request to comment on the actions of Spanish law enforcement authorities against participants of a referendum.

A referendum on independence of Catalonia from Spain took place on 1 October. The official representative of the government of Catalonia Jordi Turul stated that the Department spoke 90,09 percent of voters. It was opposed by 7.87 percent of the vote. Meanwhile, Madrid does not recognize the legitimacy of the vote. Spanish media report on the riots during the event. In particular, it was reported that the police force is deduced from the voting sites in Catalonia. In Barcelona, the law enforcement officers used against the voters rubber bullets.

According to the Ministry of health of Catalonia, as a result of collisions suffered by 893 people. The interior Ministry of Spain said that during the riots affected 33 employees of law enforcement bodies.