Ukraine refused from Russian election observers

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Paul Climbingto: Mykola Lazarenko / RIA Novosti

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine will not register Russian observers for the presidential elections. This was announced by the head of the Ministry Pavel Klimkin in his Facebook.

As told Klimkin, he wrote a letter to the Director of the OSCE office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) Ingibjorg, Solrun Gisladottir with an invitation to send an observation mission for the presidential elections in Ukraine. Among other standard things, the message noted that the Ukrainian foreign Ministry will not accept requests from observers from Russia.

According to the Ukrainian Minister, such a measure is necessary because it is a “country-aggressor”. He also added that this is not the first case in practice of the OSCE.

Earlier it was reported that the majority of Ukrainians disapprove of the activities of the head of state Petro Poroshenko and the Cabinet of Ministers. In ranking possible candidates, the President of Ukraine took only fourth place — it was supported by 9.4% of respondents. The leader of the rating became Yulia Tymoshenko (16.9% of votes).

The presidential elections in Ukraine held on 31 March 2019.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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