1,050 observers from other states and international organizations and 11 representatives of the international mass media are now on the territory of Ukraine, Serhiy Dayneko, the Head of the State Border Guard Service, reported that during the briefing, broadcasted by the 112 Ukraine TV channel reports.
"As of today, there are 1061 foreign persons in Ukraine, specifically 1,050 observers and 11 representatives of the international mass media. No facts of denial of access to the persons of the category were not spotted," Dayneko reported.
It is also reported that the State Border Guard Service staff carries out the service in an enhanced mode.
"The only nonstandard issue at the moment is that the transit operations at the Mayorsk checkpoint are temporarily suspended due to the information on possible mining. After the checks, the exit-entry operations will be continued," Dayneko added.
Snap parliamentary elections kick off today, on Sunday, July 21 in Ukraine
At the polling stations, Ukrainians shall receive 2 bulletins: the list of political parties and the list with the people's deputy to be elected on the basis of a simple majority system.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs expects 50% voter turnout.
Over 131,000 law enforcers will ensure the law and order on election day. 47,000 of them will guard the polling stations; over 10,000 will patrol the streets.
The early results of the exit polls shall be published today at 6 p.m. Kyiv time.