MOSCOW, March 16. /TASS/. The Russian foreign Ministry has described Kiev’s decision on not allowing the Russians to the polling stations at the Embassy in Kiev and consulates in Odessa, Kharkiv and Lviv as an open interference in the internal Affairs of Russia, leading to a further escalation of tensions in bilateral relations. This is stated in a statement Friday the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.
“There is an open interference in the purely internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, leading to the escalation of tension in the very dysfunctional bilateral relations”, – said in a statement.
This decision, stressed the Minister, “not cause anything but indignation”. “Such actions are unprecedented and does not fit into the conventional ideas about civilized countries,” – noted on Smolenskaya square. It also noted that the steps of Kiev contradict not only the Vienna conventions on diplomatic and consular relations, and international human rights standards, particularly the Convention on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms 1950.
In depodesta recalled that Russia “even in the most difficult moments did not allow himself such an attitude to the rights in the territory of our country of citizens of Ukraine without a vote in the Ukrainian elections, including the acting President and the Verkhovna Rada.”
“The impression that came four years ago to power in a coup the Ukrainian government, provoking its own citizens in the Crimea and Sevastopol to vote for annexation to Russia, today in impotent rage decided to take it out on ordinary Russian citizens in Ukraine, – noted on Smolenskaya square. Pure hypocrisy in this sound links to concern about the safety of Russian diplomatic and consular posts”.
In Moscow also expressed surprise in connection with the appeals of the Ukrainian side not to recognize the legitimacy of the upcoming presidential elections. “I would like to stress that in recognition of our choices by the Kiev regime, Russia is not exactly in need,” – said the foreign Ministry.
“We hope that the actions of Kiev will receive a principled assessment of the UN, OSCE and other authoritative international organizations”, – concluded the Russian foreign Ministry.
On Friday, the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov , that Russian citizens, with the exception of persons with diplomatic status will not be allowed into the Russian Embassy to vote in the election of the President of the Russian Federation on March 18.