Russia has not filed its nominees to the team of the long-term observers from the OSCE at the elections to the Ukrainian parliament on July 21, as Ukrinform reported citing OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Head of Mission Albert Josson.
“No, (Russia) did not file this time,” Jonson said.
He has explained that ODIHR appeals to all OSCE participating states with an offer to nominee their candidates in the membership of the team of the long-term and short-term observers.
“Still Russia did not present its candidates for the team of the long-term observers. When there is a request to file the nominees for the short-term observers in 10 days, we will know whether Russia offers it candidate,” he said.
As we reported, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of OSCE intends to involve 96 long-term and around 750 short-term observers to snap elections to Ukraine’s Parliament.
On May 24, the electoral process kicked off in Ukraine. The elections are scheduled on July 21, 2019.
According to the Ukrainian legislation, the electoral process of snap elections begins on the next day after the President’s decree on early termination of the mandate of Verkhovna Rada and appointment of the new elections is published. Therefore, the electoral process starts on May 24, without the Central Commission making any decisions.