Zhirinovsky: Sobchak for saying Crimea should be put in prison “for five years”


MOSCOW, October 25. /TASS/. The leader of fraction of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky has urged to initiate a criminal case against TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, have declared their intention to participate in presidential elections of the Russian Federation for its statement about the affiliation of Crimea to Ukraine from the point of view of international law.

“How is it possible that in Russia, there is almost a semi-official level, there’s a lady who wishes to participate in the election of the President, who claims that Crimea is Ukrainian. It is a crime”, – said Zhirinovsky to journalists on Wednesday.

According to him, the statement Sobchak may be grounds for initiating a criminal case against her.

“We in the Criminal code introduced article, the attorney General must initiate a criminal case, the Investigative Committee to open a case and submit to the court… to put her at least five years… What the people in Crimea? Nonsense, wildness, and no mouth she doesn’t shut up”, – continued the leader of the liberal democratic party.

While Zhirinovsky pointed out that Sobchak is not yet a candidate for the President of the Russian Federation, and promised to submit a complaint to the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation.

“The CEC we will submit the appeal. She has no right to campaign. The election will be announced in mid-December: when all registers, then keep propaganda and agitation”, – concluded the politician.

Previously Sobchak said he believes Crimea belongs to Ukraine “from the point of view of international law” and that Moscow and Kiev must restore friendly relations at any cost. In her opinion, taking the Crimea in its membership, Russia has violated the Budapest Memorandum of 1994.

The leader of LDPR, as well as TV presenter, had previously announced their intention to participate in presidential elections in March 2018. The electoral campaign for the presidential election will officially begin during the period 7-17 December

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