13 June 2019, 17:39

Russia not to "observe" re-election to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine - OSCE

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A spokesperson for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Katya Andrusz, said that Russia would not send observers to early parliamentary elections in Ukraine, scheduled for July 21, TASS reports.

In accordance with our standard practice and a comprehensive ODIHR methodology, a request for observers was sent to all participating States, with the exception of the host country. The Russian Federation has not filed any nominees for long-term observers, – she said.

Andrush also noted that a request for short-term observers to monitor the voting process on election day has not yet been sent, but will be forwarded in the coming days.

Earlier it was reported that about 850 OSCE observers intend to come to Ukraine for early parliamentary elections. On May 21, President Volodymyr Zelensky dissolved the eighth Verkhovna Rada and called early elections to the Ukrainian parliament for July 21.