Parliament banned the Russians to be election observers in Ukraine

Parliament banned the Russians to be election observers in Ukraine

Moscow. 7 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law which forbade citizens of the Russian Federation and entities proposed by the Russian side, to be official observers at the presidential, parliamentary and local elections in Ukraine.

As the correspondent of “Interfax”, for this decision voted 232 deputies at the plenary session on Thursday.

As reported, on 4 February was registered the draft law No. 9524 “On amendments to some laws of Ukraine concerning the observation of the electoral process in Ukraine”. According to the document, at the election of the President of Ukraine, people’s deputies and local elections as an official observer from foreign States, international organizations cannot be a citizen (national) state, which is recognized by the Verkhovna Rada by the aggressor state or the state-occupier.

The explanatory Memorandum stated that the bill is designed “to minimize risks and threats of intervention of the Russian Federation in the conduct of elections in Ukraine.”

Earlier it was reported that two Russians entered the list of observers of mission of OSCE Office for democratic institutions and human rights OSCE (ODIHR OSCE) on the Ukrainian elections.

The election of the President of Ukraine is scheduled for March 31.