Kiev refused to hold the Russian elections in Ukraine

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko found it impossible organization on the territory of Ukraine of the Russian State Duma elections, which will be held on 18 September, said press Secretary Poroshenko Svyatoslav Tsigalko.

“The President instructed the foreign Minister to inform Moscow about the impossibility of holding the elections on the territory of Ukraine”, — wrote Tsigalko in his microblog on Twitter.

President Doroshev menstrul zakordonnih Ref poinformowali Moscow about demolist holding rosiyskih Viborg there Ukraine.

— Svyatoslav Tsegolko (@STsegolko) September 10, 2016

The head of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova after the statement of the press Secretary of the Ukrainian President said that the CEC will soon discuss this issue with the Russian foreign Ministry.

As explained TASS CEC member Vasily Likhachev, in the case of prohibition on the part of Kiev, to vote in the elections to the State Duma about 80 thousand of Russian citizens living on the territory of Ukraine. “In 2011, was about 100 thousand, and today it is around 80 thousand”, — said Likhachev. He said that to take part in the vote, only the employees of the Russian Embassy.

Earlier, on 8 September, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine decided to appeal to the parliaments of the various States and urged to refrain from participation in election observation in the Crimea. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin called the Duma elections illegitimate, as they are, including in the Crimea, which Kiev considers okkupirovannoi territory.

Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, later said that the decision of the Parliament regarding the elections to the state Duma on the territory of Crimea will not be taken into account in Russia. “Crimea is the territory of Russia, and in this case it is the decision we will not be able to recognize or take into account”, — said Peskov.