MOSCOW, March 21. /TASS/. The Federation Council at plenary session on Wednesday adopted a statement urging the UN, the international parliamentary associations, parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the parliaments of several European countries to condemn the actions of the Ukrainian authorities, who prevented Russian citizens to the polling stations on the territory of the country to vote in the election of the President of the Russian Federation.
“The Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation calls upon the United Nations, the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Office for democratic institutions and human rights OSCE, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the parliaments of the States – participants of OSCE, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament to condemn the actions of the authorities of Ukraine, which violate the electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation and the universally recognized norms and principles of international law,” the statement said.
Senators Express deep indignation at the actions of the official Kyiv, will not provide the citizens access to the polls open in the territories of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Parliamentarians noted that it is contrary to all international obligations of Ukraine, in particular the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations and the Vienna Convention on consular relations and Consular Convention between Russia and Ukraine 1993.
The senators hope that the reports of the international observation missions will reflect the fact of failure on the territory of Ukraine vote in the presidential elections of the Russian Federation.
“The chamber expects that the international monitoring mission for the presidential elections of the Russian Federation, preparing assessment held March 18 election, will take into account and note the actual failure through the fault of the Ukrainian authorities, their conduct in the territory of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine”, – said in a statement.
Attempts to question the legitimacy of the elections in Crimea
The members of the Federation Council draw the attention of foreign politicians that the Ukrainian authorities “in favor of his exaggerated political ambitions” trying to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the elections of the President of the Russian Federation on the territory of subjects of Russia – Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
“From the official Kiev receive threats in the address of inhabitants of the Republic and city of Sevastopol citizens of other countries who visited those regions, and provides guidance to governments how to respond to such visits. The Federation Council is convinced that the encroachment of anti-democratic Kiev regime on the electoral rights of citizens of the Russian Federation should not remain without attention and appropriate assessment of the international community”, – emphasized the senators.
As stated in the decree of the Federation Council, the corresponding statement will be sent to the President of the Russian Federation, the government of Russia, UN, OSCE, OSCE / ODIHR, OSCE PA, PACE and European Parliament and to the parliaments of the European countries.
Ukrainian nationalists March 8 said that it would thwart the vote on the election day of the President of the Russian Federation on areas, organized in the diplomatic missions of Russia in the country. Later, interior Minister Arsen Avakov reported that security mode “will not include March 18, access to these objects of Russian citizens to vote”. March 18 vote in the diplomatic missions of the Russian Federation to Ukraine was foiled by the security forces and nationalists, the result of which Russian citizens are unable to participate in the election of the President of the Russian Federation.