Ukraine, Russia clash over upcoming Duma elections

Written by on September 13, 2016 in Europe - Comments Off on Ukraine, Russia clash over upcoming Duma elections
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As elections to Russian parliament, Duma, approach, Ukraine says it will not allow Russian polling stations on its territory – even if they are placed in the diplomatic establishments.

Both countries have exchanged unfriendly statements on September 10. “The President (of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko) instructed the foreign minister (Pavlo Klimkin) to inform Moscow about the inability of Russian elections in Ukraine,” Poroshenko’s spokesperson, Svyatoslav Tsegolko, wrote on Twitter on September 10.

Russia holds the elections on September 18. It plans to open polling stations in Russian consulates and embassy in Ukraine, for the Russians living in Ukraine to vote.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.



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