Norwegian Observers Plan to Monitor Russian Elections in Crimea – Lawmaker (Sputnik)
Source: Sputnik News
A Norwegian delegation is planning to visit Crimea to monitor the upcoming Russian presidential election.
"The representatives of the non-government organization 'People's Diplomacy - Norway' have expressed their will to arrive in Crimea for the upcoming Russian presidential election and act like public observers over the election process," said Ruslan Balbek, the deputy head of the Russian lower house's Committee on Nationalities. The European community wants to receive objective information about the Crimean peninsula's life, Balbek added.
The Norwegian delegation will be led by the non-governmental organization's head, Hendrik Weber, who visited Crimea at the helm of a group of politicians from Norway in October 2017.
During its current visit to the peninsula, the Norwegian delegation said it would make every effort to communicate to Europeans that Crimea was not a dangerous occupied territory as its residents had no intention of returning to governance under Kiev.