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Parliament banned the Russians to observe the elections in Ukraine

Рада запретила россиянам наблюдать за выборами в УкраинеThe decision was supported by 232 deputies.

Thursday, February 7, the Verkhovna Rada has banned the representatives of the Russian Federation to be official election observers in Ukraine.

4 Feb in the Parliament was registered a draft law No. 9524 On amendments to some laws of Ukraine concerning the observation of the electoral process in Ukraine.

According to the document, at the election of the President of Ukraine, people’s deputies and local elections as an official observer from foreign States, international organizations cannot be a citizen (national) state, which is recognized by the Verkhovna Rada by the aggressor state or the state-occupier.

The explanatory Memorandum stated that the bill is designed “to minimize risks and threats of intervention by the Russian Federation to the elections in Ukraine”.

On 7 February, the special envoy of the US state Department in Ukraine Kurt Volker said he was not against the admission of Russian observers for the observance of democratic standards.

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