Disinfo: The closure of polling places in Russia makes the Ukrainian elections illegitimate


The Kyiv’s authorities decision to close polling places in Russia makes the Ukrainian elections illegitimate. Kyiv restricts the constitutional rights of Ukrainian citizens living in Russia.


The decision approved by the Ukrainian Central Election Commission is not meant to restrict the constitutional rights of Ukrainian citizens.

According to Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin, the polling stations in Russia will be closed for security reasons. Five foreign polling stations from Russia will be transferred to the embassies of Ukraine in Georgia, Kazakhstan and Finland to "ensure security and safety of Ukrainian citizens".

"We believe that holding free and fair elections on the territory of the aggressor state is impossible and devoid of political and legal sense, while for those who decide to take part, it is simply dangerous," declared Klimkin.
Further debunking by Stop Fake.


  • Reported in: Issue 131
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 03/01/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine
  • Keywords: Manipulated elections/referendum, Elections
  • Outlet: Regnum Ukraina.ru TV Zvezda
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