The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine received a request from the Russian Federation to open four polling stations on the territory of Ukraine for the presidential elections in Russia in March this year, Interfax-Ukraine reports with reference to the response of the diplomatic department to the request.
"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine received an appeal from the Russian embassy in Ukraine regarding the holding of the election of Russian president on March 18, 2018 and organization of the polling stations for the citizens of Russian Federation who live in Ukraine, ... The appeal is now being considered by the agencies involved," the Foreign Ministry reported.
It is clarified that the request concerns the opening of polling stations in the premises of the Russian Embassy in Ukraine (Kyiv) and the general consulates of the Russian Federation in Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv.
We recall, presidential elections in Russia are scheduled for March 18, 2018. The current Russian President Vladimir Putin also intends to participate in them.