Russia refused to send observers to Ukraine
Moscow would not send its observers to the presidential elections in Ukraine because of security reasons. On 8 February said the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.
Moscow would not send its observers to the presidential elections in Ukraine because of security reasons. On 8 February said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The Ministry said that Kiev officially notified the Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) refusal by the observer of the Russian Federation accreditation.
“In principle, such a decision was expected on the background of constantly sounding statements of the Ukrainian high-ranking officials, and the actions of the Verkhovna Rada on legislative consolidation of the ban the Russians to participate in the monitoring of any elections on the territory of Ukraine. However, there was hope in the fact that the mind in Kiev will prevail after all”, — said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The Department indicated that the “undemocratic nature” of the Ukrainian laws “drew the attention of foreign partners,” but “calculations on the sanity of the Ukrainian politicians once again failed to materialize”.
In this regard, Russia has refrained from sending its observers to Ukraine and puts the transparency and objectivity of the vote into question.
“It caused significant damage to the image of the ODIHR, which has positioned itself as guardians of the “gold standard” principles for electoral monitoring. The Kiev authorities, in fact, “wiped his feet” on these standards, demonstrating once again the utter disregard for the norms of international law and their own commitments,” — said the Russian Ministry.
NewsWalker urged Kiev to allow Russian observers to the elections
Verkhovna Rada banned by law to citizens of the Russian Federation and entities proposed by the Russian side to participate in international observation missions for elections in Ukraine for the sake of “minimizing the risks and threats of intervention” of the aggressor. The document must be signed by the head of state Petro Poroshenko, who threatened not to let the country of the Russians.
Kiev’s decision was criticized in the OSCE, Recalling that the observers are always impartial and do not interfere in the electoral process. Also Ukrainian law condemned in Germany and the EU, stating the willingness to discuss it with Kiev.