The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin explained the decision of the Ukrainian Central election Commission (CEC) regarding the closure of polling stations on the territory of the Russian Federation.
It is reported by the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Facebook.
Klimkin said that Russia is an aggressor country and to hold elections on the territory of Russia is dangerous for the voters.
“To hold elections in the country of the aggressor and occupier is a priori very problematic step. In the case of Russia it would still be extremely risky… you Have to be terminally naive to believe that the FSB and other Russian institutions will not influence the Ukrainian elections on its own territory,” – said Klimkin.
He also added that the main motive behind the closing of polls in Russia, is security.
“We can’t guarantee that on election day will not be arranged dangerous provocations. To be affected and the Ukrainian voters and our staff, and in the end the buildings themselves dipuchrezhdeny. In addition, there is no doubt that all who take part in the vote, will be under the hood of the FSB and run the risk of soon becoming victims of repressions”, – he added.
We will remind, earlier it was reported that at a meeting of the CEC on 31 December 2018 from the list of foreign polling stations have been removed, the permanent plots that were previously located in Russian Federation.