Russia expects UN and OSCE to estimate Ukraine’s actions concerning the denial of access to diplomatic agencies for Russian citizens on Russian presidential elections. Russia’s Foreign Ministry reports.
“We expect that Kyiv’s actions will get a principled assessment from UN, OSCE and other resprected international organizations,” the message says.
Russian Foreign Ministry states that the decision of Ukraine’s authority is “unprecedented” and it “arouses nothing but indignation”.
“The measures taken do not comply not only with Vienna Conventions on Diplomatic and Consular Relations, but also international human rights norms, including European Convention on Human Rights of 1950,” representatives of Russian Foreign Ministry added.
Earlier, Ukrainian nationalists promise to block Russian presidential elections in Ukraine on March 18, 2018. This is said in the joint statement of Ukrainian political parties Svoboda, Right Sector and National Corps. Political parties intend to block polling stations and form “corridor of shame” for voters – Russian citizens.
As we reported earlier, Russian presidential elections will be held on March 18 – the fourth anniversary of illegal occupation of Crimea. There are eight candidates, including the current president of the state. Russia intends to hold elections in annexed Crimea. Peninsula’s Prosecutor’s Office, which is located in Kyiv, threatened election organizers with criminal liability.