The number of OSCE monitors coming to Ukraine during this year's presidential election will make about 850 members. Arsen Avakov, Ukrainian interior minister reported that as quoted by the press office of the Ministry.
Besides, the Ukrainian side created a special work group that aims to provide public security and legality of the electoral process. The group is headed by Ivan Stoiko, the counselor to the Minister.
'We're ready to provide full-fledged cooperation for the work of OSCE observers. The coordination staff of the Interior Ministry is already operative; local staffs are being created. We're doing everything for the election to take place honestly, fairly and according to the European standards', he wrote on Facebook.
Oleksandr Fatsevych, Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine expressed hope that the two authorities will cooperate effectively. 'Currently, we don't see any risks or obstacles to providing security of the OSCE observers across entire Ukraine. We've got enough forces, and that's our direct responsibility. The police are paying maximum effort so that the election in Ukraine are held totally secure, without any obstacles - neither for OSCE observers nor for Ukrainian citizens. I'm sure we will be able to provide security and live up to the tasks we have', he said.
The presidential campaign in Ukraine began on December 31, and the election day is March 31.