Freedom House called a farce elections of deputies of the State Duma. Such an answer was given by Freedom House for the elections to the State Duma in Russia in illegally annexated Crimea, which the organization has published on Facebook.
"The elections that took place in Russia as well as in occupied Crimea, not legitimize the Russian authorities on the Ukrainian territory", – Robert Herman, vice president of programs to assist in emergencies and multilateral initiatives, said.
"This "vote" was anything but not free and fair. Crimean residents could not decide who will win the elections, or who will supposedly be their representatives", – he added.