Russian MP wants Sobchak out of presidential race for Crimea promises

Russian MP wants Sobchak out of presidential race for Crimea promises

The former prosecutor of Crimea is convinced that a presidential candidate has no right to state that a certain part does not actually belong to the country.

State Duma deputy Natalya Poklonskaya sent a request to the CEC to remove presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak from the March 18 elections.

The deputy claims that the candidate encroaches upon the territorial integrity of Russia (one of Sobchak’s election promises is to recognize Crimea as Ukrainian). Poklonskaya said it was disrespectful towards the Crimeans.

“Of course, I cannot remain silent, therefore I sent a deputy request to the chairman of the Russian CEC and I asked to remove Sobchak from the elections for violation of the law," Poklonskaya told journalists.

According to the deputy, a presidential candidate has no right to state that a certain part does not actually belong to the country.

Ksenia Sobchak is running for presidency from Civil Initiative.

The elections will be held on March 18, 2018.

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