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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.