Russian Arctic National Park to set up reserve area on Novaya ZemlyaSociety & Culture August 21, 9:36
Iranian president calls defending nuclear deal top priorityWorld August 21, 8:20
US guided-missile destroyer collides with merchant vessel in SingaporeMilitary & Defense August 21, 8:02
Russian military aviation stamps out terrorists en-route to Syria’s Deir ez-ZorMilitary & Defense August 21, 6:47
Putin visits international jazz festival in Crimea’s KoktebelSociety & Culture August 21, 2:31
Putin says he cares little about his style but tries to look elegantSociety & Culture August 20, 23:41
Militants launch shell on exhibition complex near Damascus — mediaWorld August 20, 15:27
Cardinal Parolin: Dialogue of Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches to help them feel unitySociety & Culture August 20, 8:27
Polina Dibrova, mother of three, wins Mrs. Russia 2017 beauty pageantSociety & Culture August 20, 4:41
SIMFEROPOL, February 27. /ITAR-TASS/. A referendum on the status of Crimea and expansion of its powers may be held in late May, Crimean parliament Speaker Volodymyr Konstantinov said on Thursday, February 27.
The Crimean parliament has also dismissed the autonomy's Cabinet of Ministers.
“At its urgent meeting today the Verkhovna Rada of the Crimea plans to debate the following issues: holding a referendum on May 25, the economic situation in Crimea and government reports,” the speaker said.
Speaking of the situation in Crimea, Konstantinov said “the situation remains tense. A conflict was provoked yesterday. Radical elements did not allow us to hold an urgent session. Today I ordered an urgent meeting [of the parliament] to discuss the most pressing issues.”
He stressed that the parliament was the only legitimate body of power in Crimea.
The Crimean parliament presidium earlier made the decision to hold a referendum on the status of the autonomy and expansion of its powers.