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Russian media not allowed to enter polling station in Minsk

The Russian journalists shoot the Ukrainian elections from behind the fence of the embassy
18:08, 31 March 2019

polling station at Ukraine's Embassy in Minsk, Belarus
Radio Liberty

The representatives of the Russian media were not allowed to enter the polling station at the Ukrainian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus. They shot the election process only from behind the fence of the embassy, as Radio Liberty reported.

Particularly, the correspondents of TASS, RIA-News agencies, REN-TV, and NTV Channels shot only outside and interviewed the citizens of Ukraine.

The representatives of the Belarusian, Ukrainian, and international media can freely visit the station.

Related: Russian border guards stop Ukrainians coming from annexed Crimea to mainland

12,000 Ukrainian voters are registered at the territory of Belarus and they can vote at Ukraine’s Embassy in Minsk and Consulate General in Brest.

Oksana Brublevska, the Chairman of the Election Commission, which works in Minsk, said that 241 voters participated in the elections as of 12 p.m.

As we reported the voters' turnout in the presidential elections in Ukraine was 44,5% as of 3 p.m.

Related: Huge queues of Ukrainian voters in Polish cities

The election campaign has officially started on December 31, 2018. There are 39 candidates in the ballots and over 35.6 million voters. Over 315,000 of the voters changed the place of the registration for voting.

As we reported, the voting process will end at 8:00 PM. The online broadcast of all the evens concerned the elections you can watch here.

 

 

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