On the website of the Ministry of interior of Ukraine appeared the statement of the Minister of internal Affairs Arsen Avakov, who said about the inadmissibility of holding elections of the President of Russia on the territory of Ukraine in the diplomatic institutions of the Russian Federation, because Moscow has not abandoned the organization of the will on this issue on the territory of Crimea, which Ukraine considers as its. Therefore the Ukrainian militiamen will pass in embassies and consulates of Russia, only individuals with diplomatic status. Practically, this means blocking access to dipuchrezhdeniya Russia.
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The head of the interior Ministry of Ukraine reported, bringing the official position of the Ukrainian side to the chargé d’affaires of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. According to the statement, Ukraine has previously sent Russia a note of protest, demanding “not to hold elections March 18, 2018 in the temporarily occupied Russian territories of Ukraine – the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol”.
Avakov said that he had warned the Russian representative that the voting in the premises of diplomatic and consular missions of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine is possible only under condition of full compliance of the Russian Federation of the requirements set forth in this note.
Thus Avakov reports that since the Russian Federation has not abandoned their illegal intentions, the interior Ministry of Ukraine believes the elections are illegal and invalid to hold on Ukrainian territory.
“In these circumstances, stating the aggressive Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine, the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, occupation of parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the holding of illegal elections on this sovereign Ukrainian territory, violating all norms of international law, Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine made the decision on impossibility of holding elections that violate the laws of Ukraine on the territory of Ukraine on the territory of diplomatic missions,” – said in a special statement, the head of MIA of Ukraine.
Avakov explained that on Sunday 18 March 2018 of face guards of the Russian dipuchrezhdeny in Kiev, Kharkiv, Odessa and Lviv will not admit to these objects of Russian citizens to vote in the elections.
“Divisions of national guard Nacpac and ensure this day is adequate protection for all diplomatic missions and institutions, as well as adjacent areas, according to the Vienna Convention,” the statement reads. It also highlights that institutions will be only persons with diplomatic status.
The interior Ministry of Ukraine appealed to the Russian diplomats and citizens with the request “to maintain order and laws of Ukraine”.
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