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Russia puts Ukrainian accused of blocking of Russian election in Kyiv on wanted list

It is planned to arrest Mykhailo Kovalchuk in absentia
19:05, 11 September 2018

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The Investigative Committee of Russia has put citizen of Ukraine Mykhailo Kovalchuk accused of the blocking of the holding of election of MPs to Russia's State Duma in 2016 and Russian flag desecration as the press service of the committee reported.

It is reported that supposedly the involvement of Kovalchuk in the commission of the violence and blocking of the participation of the Russians in the election at the territory of Russia's Embassy in Kyiv was established.

"Moreover, according to the prosecution, Kovalchuk took a dog of a combative breed without a muzzle, which he actively use in his criminal actions to intimidate and prevent the Russians to get to the electoral district," the Investigative Committee claimed.

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On the results of the investigation, a Ukrainian was served charges according to the Criminal Code of Ukraine; he was put on the wanted list and it is planned to ask the court about the arrest in absentia.

"The events on the establishing of other persons who participated in this crime and their persecution continue," the message said.

As we reported the election of the president of Russia took place on March 18, 2018, in the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea. Eight candidates, including the current president, took place in it. Russia also held the election at the peninsula.

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The current President Putin beat a record of the support, receiving 56.2 million of votes or 76.65 percent of votes, with 99% ballots processed. 

President Poroshenko claimed that the holding of the election in annexed Crimea is another rude violation of international law by RussiaHe also urged the world community to extend the sanctions against Russia.

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