Russian top diplomat dismisses claims about human rights violations in Crimea as liesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 20:23
Russian top diplomat suspects Jabhat al-Nusra could be used to topple AssadRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:58
Lavrov reiterates there are no facts substantiating Iran’s links to terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:40
Russia to upgrade helicopter protection system based on Syrian experienceMilitary & Defense March 29, 19:00
Lavrov says Ukrainian president wants to bury Minsk agreementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 18:57
FIDE executive says Ilyumzhinov himself to blame over media buzz on his resignationSport March 29, 18:46
Russian top diplomat says Moscow ready to develop relations with WashingtonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 18:37
London High Court rules Ukraine must repay $3 bln to RussiaBusiness & Economy March 29, 18:12
Russian energy minister pegs oil price at $70-100 as profitable for Arctic productionBusiness & Economy March 29, 18:02
MOSCOW, March 07. /ITAR-TASS/. Crimea's Autonomous Republic will invite international observers, primarily from Russia, at a referendum scheduled for March 16, Crimea's Supreme Council head Vladimir Konstantinov said.
"We don't object to inviting observers, primarily from Russia," Konstantinov said.
The Agreement on the Settlement of the Crisis in Ukraine of February 21 between President Viktor Yanukovych and the Ukrainian opposition was wrecked that is why “I’m skeptical about observers”, Konstantinov said.
Speaker of the Russian Federation Council, upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko has pledged support. “Russia will form a group of observers and invite our colleagues from other countries,” she said.
A referendum on the Crimean Autonomous Republic’s accession to Russia as one of the constituent regions is scheduled to take place on March 16.
Crimean residents will be asked two questions: do you support Crimea’s accession to Russia as one of the constituent regions and do you back the return of the Crimean Constitution of 1992 and Crimea’s status as part of Ukraine.