19 Mar 2018 15:11

Federation Council to make statement on Ukraine barring Russians from voting - Kosachyov

MOSCOW. March 19 (Interfax) - The Russian Federation Council Foreign Affairs Committee is drafting a statement regarding Ukraine's decision to bar Russian citizens in Ukrainian territory from voting in the presidential election, the committee's chairman, Konstantin Kosachyov, said.

"We are preparing the relevant text now," Kosachyov said at a committee meeting on Monday.

The Federation Council's statement will address the "obstacles that the Ukrainian authorities put in the way of Russian citizens who were ready to vote in this country's territory to bar them from exercising their constitutional right," he said.

The draft statement should be submitted to the Federation Council for consideration at a plenary session on Wednesday, Kosachyov said.