The new US sanctions against the leaders of Crimea will not be able to harm the republic and are like “mosquito bites”.
Mass media cover the voting at polling stations in Crimea freely, Crimean Information Minister Dmitry Polonsky said on Sunday. “Of course, there are some difficulties. Journalists call me,” Polonsky said. “However, I don’t know about any incidents that have influenced the work of mass media,” Polonsky told CrimeaInform News Agency. Accreditation allows journalists to visit any polling stations, the minister said. About 1,500 journalists are accredited, Polonsky said. “We give mass media a possibility to cover the process. We seek to stop the lies and we want people to see that Crimea votes independently. People want this themselves,” the minister said. #ANS2014
The turnout at the referendum currently under-way in Crimea will be not less than 80%, Crimean Information Minister Dmitry Polonsky said on Sunday. “Data proves that the turnout exceeds 70%,” the minister said, adding that the joint efforts allowed the authorities to organize the referendum within the shortest period of time. “The team, which is taking the lead in Crimea, has been created recently. It involved young and ambitious politicians.” “Crimeans have waited for a referendum for a long time. We’re ready to share our experience with Scotland and Catalonia: you’ll see how the referendum is organised,” Polonsky said. #ANS2014