Four men and a dog: How Papanin’s team conquered the North PoleSociety & Culture May 23, 14:20
Manchester shopping mall evacuated following terror attackWorld May 23, 13:44
Lavrov warns Syria’s plight will drag on if efforts to divide it continueRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 13:41
Forces behind Manchester attack seek to spread panic across globe, Russian think tank saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 23, 13:31
Russia's Black Sea Fleet holds drills in MediterraneanMilitary & Defense May 23, 13:27
Russia’s state arms seller to showcase drones with proven combat record in SyriaMilitary & Defense May 23, 13:18
Press review: Russia to cut Council of Europe 'dues' and Black Sea powers argue in TurkeyPress Review May 23, 13:00
Security stepped up for Europa League final in Stockholm after Manchester attackSport May 23, 12:34
Steven Seagal may star in TV show on getting free land in Russia's Far EastSociety & Culture May 23, 12:00
The threat from the General Prosecutor’s Office in Ukraine's capital, Kiev would have no impact on the voting, envoy to Crimean Federal District Oleg Belaventsev told reporters on Wednesday.
His dismissal of Kiev's words follows Ukrainian media outlets on Tuesday reporting the prosecutor's threat of criminal proceeedings if elections went ahead in Russia's new territory.
“I am far from understanding the connection between Ukraine’s General Prosecutor’s Office and Crimea,” Belaventsev said. “Let them [Ukrainians] solve their own problems - they have plenty - and here [in Crimea] the question has the answer as people expressed their will long ago,” he added.
Competition between the political parties would ensure honest elections, the envoy said.
On September 14, along with local elections, Crimea will hold contests for the regional parliament and the Russian federal city of Sevastopol for posts in its legislative assembly.