Shiveluch volcano in Russia’s Far East spews ash to 11 km in airWorld December 10, 5:28
Ceasefire agreements enter into force near Damascus, in Idlib province ― mediaWorld December 10, 4:18
Russian pair Tarasova/Morozov win final of ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating in MarseillesSport December 10, 4:00
Matviyenko to visit UAE to participate in Forum of Women Speakers of ParliamentRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 10, 3:21
Doping samples of all athletes from past three Olympics should be re-analyzed ― lawmakerSport December 10, 2:01
Russia’s figure skater Medvedeva leads with world record after SP at Grand Prix finalsSport December 10, 1:28
Russian energy minister expects OPEC, non member countries to sign agreement on oil outputBusiness & Economy December 10, 0:46
40 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day ― Russian reconciliation centerWorld December 10, 0:02
Russia open for cooperation with IOC, WADA ― ROC presidentSport December 09, 23:44
SIMFEROPOL, March 16, 14:07 /ITAR-TASS/. The international observers monitoring Crimea’s referendum have identified no violations so far, Tadeusz Piskorski, the chief of the European observers’ mission in Crimea, has told ITAR-TASS. Piskorski, a member of the Polish parliament also noted a large turnout, adding that Crimean Tatars were very active.
“The situation has been calm so far. Our observers spotted not a single violation of the electoral legislation,” Piskorski said. The first turnout statistics were expected to be made available after 12:00 local time (14:00 Moscow time)
“The turnout in the areas populated by Crimean Tatars is high. This is very important. The representatives of the Tatar minority are participating in the referendum,” Piskorski said.
Earlier, some leaders of the Crimean Tatars, including the speaker of the Majlis, urged the Tatar community to boycott the plebiscite, which is to produce an answer to the question whether Crimea’s people wish reunification with Russia.