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Ukraine's National Police to guard polling stations from March 21

Some police units will not be on duty, but they will react to the violations of the public order and electoral process
17:50, 1 March 2019

Ukraine elections on March 31
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The representatives of the National Police Department will be on duty at the polling stations from March 21. Serhiy Kniaziev, the Head of National Police of Ukraine, stated this, as the press service of the Ministry of Interior Affairs reports.

According to the Head of the National Police of Ukraine, from March 21, the workers of all the units of the National Police will be on duty for securing the public order, guarding the polling stations and the ballot papers.

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The fighters of the riot police units and tactical and operational patrol police units will not be on duty at the polling stations. They will work only as a part of the mobile reserve and will react to the violations of the public order and violations connected with the electoral process. Olexandr Fatsevych, the Deputy of the Head of National Police of Ukraine, added this.

As we reported earlier, 101 polling stations to be opened abroad for the elections of the Ukrainian president.

The voting will begin on March 30 at the polling station of the Embassy of Ukraine to Australia and will end on April 1 at Kyiv time in Consulate-General in San Francisco.

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Ukraine’s Security Service informed about prevention of a large-scale cyber attack at the website of the Central Election Commission.

Earlier we reported that Russia intends to involve all present arsenal, including the cyber means, to influence the upcoming elections in 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 final list of presidential candidates is expected to appear. The candidates would be able to withdraw their candidacy until March 7, 2019.

 

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