Sobchak is not going to conduct political agitation in annexed Crimea

  • Sobchak is not going to conduct political agitation in annexed Crimea

Moscow: Russian presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak said she is not going to conduct election campaigning in the annexed Crimea to Russia. She stated this during a meeting with journalists on Friday, October 27.

"Although Russian people live in the Crimea, they should not be treated as subjects of geopolitics," Sobchak quoted Radio Liberty.

She also suggested in the annexed Crimea to hold a new, independent referendum on the status of the peninsula.

Russian oppositionist Ksenia Sobchak on Wednesday, October 18, announced her intention to run for president in Russia. On Tuesday, October 25, answering questions from journalists, TV host and journalist Ksenia Sobchak recognized the illegal annexation of Russia by the Ukrainian Crimea in the spring of 2014 as a violation of international law. The Kremlin believes that the statements of presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak about the Ukrainian Crimea are wrong.

The annexation of Crimea occurred in 2014 after the Russian military took control of the territory of the peninsula. As a result, a "referendum" was held in the Ukrainian Autonomous Crimea, according to which, according to the Russian authorities, the majority of the population voted for joining the Russian Federation. The vast majority of countries did not recognize Crimea as the territory of Russia.

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