An election observer of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) stands as electoral commission members count ballots at polling station in Kyiv. (AFP pic)KIEV: Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday voted to ban Russians from monitoring a forthcoming presidential election, as tensions between the neighbours flare before the poll.
Kiev, fighting a Moscow-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine, has said it suspects Russia of planning to interfere in the election.
Lawmakers also voted to allocate around US$350 million (308 million euros) to the intelligence services to counter the perceived threat.
Thursday’s measure would block Russian nationals from taking part in international election-monitoring missions, …read more
Source: Free Malaysia Today