"The risk of violence increases during election periods, and on the eve of previous elections, some election-related demonstrations led to violence," the report said.
Citizens were advised to avoid demonstrations and crowds of people, to be prepared for increased police presence, possible street blocking, to adhere to instructions from local law enforcement agencies and to keep up with updates.
The day of electoral silence starts at midnight on July 19 and lasts on July 20.
“On election day, 132,500 workers of the Interior Ministry will be involved, including the operational presence of rapid response teams, special forces and for the first time, the united aviation security of the Interior Ministry. Moreover, we enhance control of the state border, firefighting and pyrotechnic detachments,” Arsen Avakov, the Interior Minister said.