On March 26, the officers of Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service registered 560 observers who came to Ukraine. In total, 1150 international observers were registered, as the press office of the establishment reported.
According to the Head of the Border Guard Service Petro Tsyhykal, in this regard the body is cooperating with the Central Election Commission, Security Service (SBU), and National Police.
“The international observers were accredited, therefore, the Central Election Commission has provided us with the lists,” Tsyhykal noted.
It was also noted that for now none of the Russian observers has passed the Ukrainian border.
As we reported, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, the principal institution of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (ODIHR OSCE) included 24 Russians into the list of short-term observers for the presidential elections in Ukraine.
The Verkhovna Rada registered the bill No.9524 which calls for ruling out the participation of the observers from the aggressor state in the presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine.
ODIHR offered to include two citizens of Russia to the list of the mission on the observation of the Ukrainian presidential elections on 31 March 2019, despite the conditions declared by Ukraine.
As we reported earlier, The Central Election Commission (CEC) of Ukraine has created 199 district election commissions for the upcoming presidential election on March 31.
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.