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Ukraine’s Central Election Committee registers 18 observers from ODIHR OSCE, no Russians

Earlier two observers from Russia were supposed to head to Kyiv to observe the Ukrainian presidential elections within a long-term mission of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR)
17:41, 8 February 2019

Tetiana Slipachuk, Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC)
RBK-Ukraine

The Central Election Committee registered 18 observers from the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) during the presidential elections on March, 31. The press service of the Central Election Committee reports this.

Related: Bill "On participation ban for Russian election observers" passed to President

No Russian citizens registered, although the final list of the observers could also be changed, as the Ukrainian news reports.

The Committee has registered 109 official observers from the international organizations and from the foreign country (Germany) till today, February 8, 2019.

Related: Russia not to send its observers to Ukrainian elections

As we reported earlier, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE 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 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.

Related: Verkhovna Rada bans Russian observers from participation in Ukrainian elections

 

 

 

 

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