Martians have more chances to become observers on the presidential election in Ukraine than the Russian citizens. Pavlo Klimkin, the foreign minister of Ukraine reported that on Twitter.
'Some people just can't calm down about the Russian observers on presidential elections in Ukraine. Martians have more chances to observe the Ukrainian election - of course, if they manage to complete all procedures and join the OSCE. But they will certainly better at living up to its basic principles', Klimkin said.
Earlier, Oleg Slobodyan, the Spokesperson of Ukraine’s Border Guard Service, said that border guards would check the international observers before letting them enter Ukraine. Only accredited observers would be allowed to enter the country.
The Verkhovna Rada registered the bill No.9524 which calls for ruling out the participation of the observers from the aggressor state in the presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
ODIHR offered to include two citizens of Russia to the list of the mission on the observation of the Ukrainian presidential elections on 31 March 2019, despite the conditions declared by Ukraine.
The election campaign has officially started on December 31, 2018. Registration of the candidates was closed on February 4, 2019, and on February 9, the list of presidential candidates has appeared. The candidates would be able to withdraw their candidacy until March 7, 2019.