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OSCE pledges all-round support to Ukraine in preparing snap elections slated for May 25

February 27, 2014, 21:14 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, February 27, (ITAR-TASS). The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has pledged all-round support to Ukraine in the preparation for snap presidential elections scheduled for May 25, 2014, Tim Guldimann, Personal Envoy of the OSCE chairperson in Ukraine, said at a meeting with Mikhail Okhendovsky, chairman of Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission.

The Central Electoral Commission’s press office quoted Guldimann as saying that the success of the forthcoming elections would be vital for stabilizing the situation in Ukraine.

In turn, Mikhail Okhendovsky noted how important it was for the Central Electoral Commission to cooperate with the OSCE in process of preparations for the elections, adding that a number of joint projects had been successful.

Earlier on Thursday, the head of Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission, said that holding the presidential elections would cost 1.9 billion hryvnias ($200 million dollars) to the state budget. Considering Ukraine’s current economic situation, it will be important for the Central Electoral Commission to make the elections as cheap as possible.

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