MOSCOW, January 09. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia regrets that key opposition parties in Bangladesh boycotted the parliamentary elections, the Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday.
Commenting on the January 5 elections in Bangladesh, the ministry reported, “Russia confirms that it is ready to continue constructive partnership with a government, which will be formed soon. We hope that the authorities and the opposition will not go beyond the Constitution in order to ensure stability and strengthen democratic institutions in the country.”
According to earlier reports, the parliamentary elections in Bangladesh became the bloodiest ones. Protesters threw incendiary bottles to polling stations, torched them and took away ballots. Seventeen people fall victims of the protest actions. A policeman was killed.