“The proposal of the Ukrainian deputy to hold elections on the border with the Crimea is just a desire to break into the media, and the action itself - the elections - fail miserably,” Balbek explained.
According to him, Kiev "is building a strategy for the mental return of the inhabitants of the peninsula to the Ukrainian field," but, as the parliamentarian emphasized, it is worth recognizing that this moment was missed back in 2014.
“So polling stations on the border can be opened, but only so that they would work idle,” the deputy concluded.
Earlier, as RIA Novosti reported, in an interview with ATR, Moshenets proposed holding “local elections” in Crimea. According to her, the most acceptable way is to create "special points" for voting on the border with the peninsula.
At the same time, she added that “it will be difficult in practice to implement the local authorities that we theoretically can elect.”
Crimea became the Russian region after a referendum held there in March 2014, in which most residents spoke out for reunification with Russia.