The obstruction of the elections on the territory of the embassies and consulates of foreign states is not within the competence of the authorities of Ukraine. This was stated by the head of the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova, according to the radio station "Echo of Moscow".
"This is not the competence of Ukraine. Ukraine's competence is - to ensure the safety of Russian citizens, who would come to the Russian Embassy or Consulate. They should be protected from the threats of attacks and harassment. After this issue the competence of Ukraine considering future elections is exhausted ", - Pamfilova said.