The refusal to allow the elections, Russian observers on the OSCE put the European partners of Kyiv in an awkward position. To all the comments and exhortations to European leaders and international institutions, the Ukrainian authorities responded with a sharp refusal.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin did not find diplomatic expressions and once again reminded the General political position of the current leadership.
"Official observers from Russia — the aggressor state is not a place in monitoring elections in a country that is a victim of such aggression. Even trying to suggest it is politically, morally and legally wrong. Point", — quotes words of the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry edition.
We will remind, on 7 February, the Verkhovna Rada has banned Russian citizens to work as election observers in Ukraine.
OSCE Chairman and foreign Minister of Slovakia Miroslav lajčák offered Kiev to reconsider its decision.
Thus the Director of the Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE , Ingeberg Solrun Gisladottir said earlier that the non-admission of Russian citizens in the observation mission election of the President of Ukraine is unprecedented and contrary to the obligations of all States-participants of OSCE.
In turn, the Deputy of the State Duma Konstantin Zatulin said that Moscow has the right today to not recognize the results of the upcoming Ukraine presidential election. According to him, the non-admission of observers from Russia in the country and the ban on voting for a few million Ukrainians in Russia allows to conclude that all the perfect choice is incorrect.
However, according to the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, although the Kremlin discrimination of observers from Russia consider unacceptable, this does not mean that Moscow does not recognize results of vote.
Also, later, the Russian foreign Ministry announced that Russia will refrain from sending observers for the presidential elections in Ukraine because of security reasons.