"Yesterday one person told me how a few of his Crimean Tatar friends had been fired from their jobs for not going to the 'elections'!" Crimean lawyer Emil Kurbedinov wrote on Facebook.

According to the lawyer, one of those laid off worked as a shuttle bus driver while the other man was as a security guard. Kurbedinov did not name the job of the third person he knew had been fired.

Read alsoEU receives from Ukraine list of those involved in setting up illegal elections in CrimeaAs UNIAN reported earlier, on March 18, Russian presidential elections were held across the country and also in occupied Crimea.

Ukraine called on the international community not to recognize illegal presidential elections in the occupied Crimea.