OREANDA-NEWSThe Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin is not ready to take into account Western countries' concerns about the constitutional amendments, as Russia is primarily committed to its sovereignty.

"Yes, we know about them [concerns], but we are not ready to take them into account," Peskov answered the journalists' question. He noted that Russia remains and will remain committed to the foundations and norms of international law, but will remain primarily committed to its own sovereignty.

According to the Central Election Commission, the turnout at the all-Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution was 67.97%. According to the results, 77.92% voted for the amendments, while 21.27% voted against.

Earlier, it was reported that the Kremlin did not expect to receive such high rates of voter turnout and approval of constitutional amendments. TV presenter Vladimir Pozner noted that he's not surprised by such indicators of voting on the amendments.

The results of the voting on the Constitution are allowing President Vladimir Putin to potentially extend his two-decade rule until 2036. Putin said the changes were needed to ensure Russia's future "stability, security, prosperity."