In Crimea, responded to the statement of Ukraine on the recognition of voting
Crimea does not need recognition by Ukraine of the results of voting under the Constitution of the Russian Federation, told RIA Novosti the first Deputy speaker of the Crimean Parliament Efim Fix.
Earlier the Ukrainian foreign Ministry has called for sanctions against the organizers of the vote on the Peninsula, adding that the results "will have no legal effect and will not be acknowledged neither by Ukraine nor the international community."
"Even international experts, among which deputies of the European Parliament, confirmed that in the Crimea there is an open, democratic and transparent vote. Therefore, the Crimeans do not need any recognition from the Ukrainian side," said Fix.
According to him, Kiev's position regarding the vote in the Crimean region is a "private matter" of the Ukrainian authorities.
"Let they at themselves, understand what they want to achieve their recognition or lack of recognition, but we don't care of the case," said Fix.
Earlier, the French member of the European Parliament, Thierry Mariani, said that the vote on the Constitution in the Crimea is held at a high organizational level of democracy.
A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the vote will take place on 1 July. It was decided that the actual citizens may vote within seven days from 25 June to 1 July.
Crimea became a Russian region after held there in March 2014 referendum in which 96.77% of voters of the Republic of Crimea and 95.6% of residents of Sevastopol voted for joining Russia. Ukraine still considers Crimea its but temporarily occupied territory. The Russian leadership has repeatedly stated that the inhabitants of Crimea democratically in full compliance with international law and the UN Charter voted for reunification with Russia. According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Crimea issue "is closed permanently."