The Russian Embassy in Ukraine has announced the opening of polling stations in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa and Lviv for voting at the elections to the State Duma of Russia. This was reported on the website of the Russian Embassy in Ukraine.
"Polling stations for the elections to the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation have been opened at the Russian Embassy in Kyiv and consulates general in Lviv, Odesa and Kharkiv," the statement said.
The polling stations began work on Sunday, September 19, at 8 am.
Earlier, the Eastern Human Rights Group announced that the citizens of occupied Donbas with Russian passports will be taken to Rostov oblast on September 17, 18, and 19, to participate in the elections at the Russian State Duma.
Meanwhile, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) observes the massive illegal issuance of Russian passports in the temporarily occupied Donbas. According to the press office of the SBU, the local "government" of Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republics" is doing this to make sure that Ukrainians participate in the Russian parliamentary election campaign.
As it was reported earlier, as of the beginning of May, almost 600,000 Ukrainian citizens received the Russian passports. Primarily, the documents were given to local authorities, teachers, doctors.