Poroshenko signs law banning Russians from being observers in Ukraine elections

Poroshenko signs law banning Russians from being observers in Ukraine elections

Ukrinform
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law banning representatives of the aggressor country from being observers in Ukraine's elections, the press service of the head of state has reported.

"President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law of Ukraine on the introduction of amendments to some laws of Ukraine on observing the election process in Ukraine, which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on February 7, 2019," the statement reads.

The law amends the laws "On the Election of the President of Ukraine," "On the Election of People's Deputies of Ukraine," "On Local Elections," which stipulate that a person who is a citizen (subject) of a state recognized by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine as an aggressor state or occupying state cannot be an official observer from foreign states and international organizations.

This ban also applies to persons when proposals on them were initiated or put forward by a state recognized by the Verkhovna Rada as an aggressor state or occupying state.

The law takes effect from the day following the day it is published.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2020 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-