Ukrainians living in Russia may vote in Georgia, Finland and Kazakhstan.
Citizens of Ukraine, permanently residing in Russia, will be able to cast their votes in the presidential election on March 31 in Kazakhstan, Georgia and Finland. To date, these Ukrainians about 30 thousand, according to the Director of the Department of consular service of the foreign Ministry Sergei Pogoreltsev, reports the press service of the Ministry.
“Those who live in Russia permanently, will be able to vote at the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia is about 8 thousand citizens, who are registered in the Consulate General in Rostov-on-don. In Finland, about 19 million people who belong to the Ukrainian Embassy in Russia and Consulate General in St. Petersburg. In Kazakhstan – about 3 thousand citizens, who are registered in Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk”,- said victims of the fire.
In his words, only on the territory of the Russian Federation is home to approximately 2 million citizens of Ukraine. However, political prisoners and prisoners of war the Ukrainians will not be able to vote in the presidential elections.
“I would like to see our prisoners of war and political prisoners had the opportunity to do their will and to vote in the elections of the President of Ukraine. But the legislation does not provide the possibility of voting abroad of citizens of Ukraine outside the overseas polling stations,” explained fire Victims.
He also stressed that it is unlikely Russia would allow the representative of the polling station to visit prisoners of war and political prisoners in their places of detention, even if at the legislative level, the opportunity was.
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