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Ukrainian residents in Russia to vote in elections in six Russian cities

April 02, 2014, 20:12 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Ukrainians will be able to vote in Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod and Novosibirsk
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MOSCOW, April 02, 20:05 /ITAR-TASS/. The Ukrainian embassy in Moscow has started setting up polling stations in the territory of Russia for holding early presidential elections scheduled for May 25.

“Election commissions that will work at external polling stations at the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow and at Ukraine’s general consulates in other parts of Russia will be formed on May 6, 2014,” a Ukrainian embassy source said on Wednesday.

“Ukrainians will be able to vote in Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Nizhniy Novgorod and Novosibirsk,” the source went on to say.

Early presidential elections will take place in Ukraine on May 25. Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission is to finish the registration of all candidates by April 4. An election campaign is starting on April 5. The Central Electoral Commission has registered 23 official presidential candidates.

Meanwhile, Russia believes that the presidential elections should be preceded by a constitutional reform that will break the tradition of changing the country’s constitution each time after presidential polls have taken take place in Ukraine.

“The Constitution should take consideration of the interests of all Ukrainians if Ukraine wants to create a stable legal framework for developing the Ukrainian state,” the embassy source said.

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