Russian senators are satisfied with the results of the referendum in the Crimea
Despite the fact that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe officially refused to send its observers to the all-Crimean referendum on March 16, there were enough observes who controlled the plebiscite in the Crimea.
According to the chairman of the commission for the referendum Mikhail Malyshev, international experts from Israel, the USA, France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Spain, Greece and a number of other countries observed the voting process. Deputies of the European Parliament, as well as Russian senators were among observers.
Members of the mission of the upper chamber for observation of the course of the referendum in the Crimea expressed satisfaction by the way the referendum was held.
According to the senator Vladimir Dzhabarov, Russian parliamentarians were surprised by the enthusiasm, with which people came to vote. "Everything is well organized, everything is in order, and everywhere the rules of a secret vote are clearly respected. We did not identify any serious violations neither in Yalta, nor in Sevastopol," he said.
Another member of the upper chamber Alexandr Weinberg in his turn noted that Russian senators had no doubt that the results of the voting objectively reflected the will of peoples of the Crimea.