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The decision of the Ukrainian authorities not to let the Russians in diplomatic missions in the day for presidential elections is unprecedented and does not fit into the accepted idea of civilized countries. This is stated in the official statement of the Russian foreign Ministry, published on Friday, March 16, on the Agency’s website.
The Ministry stressed that such steps contradict the Vienna conventions on diplomatic and consular relations and international human rights standards.
“The impression that came four years ago to power in a coup the Ukrainian government, provoking its own citizens in the Crimea and Sevastopol to vote for annexation to Russia, today in impotent rage decided to take it out on ordinary Russian citizens located in Ukraine. Pure hypocrisy in this sound links to concern about the safety of Russian diplomatic and consular agencies,” — said in the statement.
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