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Ukrainian police prevented Russian citizens from voting

Ukrainian activists staged a rally outside the embassy's building in protest against the Russian presidential election in occupied Crimea

Mar 18

08:21
2018

Ukrainian law enforcement agencies prevented Russian citizens in the building of the Russian Federation's Embassy in Kyiv from voting in the Russian presidential election.

The Ukrainian National Police carefully check documents of people who want to enter the embassy's building at the door frame metal detectors.They let journalists pass through if they have a press card, but people with passports of Russian citizens were not allowed to enter.

The police emphasized that only people with diplomatic passports could get into the building.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian activists were staging a rally outside the embassy's building in protest against the Russian presidential election in occupied Crimea. They have brought an audio system, which was playing Ukrainian patriotic music.

Around 80 people carrying the flags of the National Corps, the Svoboda Party, Right Sector and NGO Sokol are holding a rally at the metal frames on Povitroflotsky Avenue.

Participants in the rally stressed they would not allow Russian citizens to vote in the Russian presidential election. "Not a single enemy, not a single Russian will be let in the embassy's building," an activist said.

The day before, Russian diplomats' cars were covered with graffiti depicting Ukrainian symbols, namely the state coat of arms of Ukraine, also known as the Tryzub, according to the news portal Censor.net.