Unacceptable called at the Russian Embassy in the USA attempts to exert pressure on Moscow in connection with the upcoming presidential election. Such attempts diplomats consider sounding from Washington, accusations of politically motivated refusals to register some candidates. This is a direct interference in the internal Affairs of Russia, said the Embassy.
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Statements of the US failures in Russia in registration of candidates on presidential elections of 2018 are unacceptable and are regarded as interference in internal Affairs. This was said in a Twitter message, the Russian Embassy in the United States.
The Embassy pointed to the urgent need to “cool hot heads” in the United States to stop “hypocritical attempt to put pressure” on Moscow.
This statement of the Russian diplomats was made after the reaction of the US state Department on the refusal of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation in the registration of Alexei Navalny. The CEC decision was taken because of a conviction politician. However, the representative of us state Department Noel clay stated concern about use of strict measures in relation to the “independent voices” and called for “fair elections”.
“In this regard, I would like to cool the “hot heads” in America: the requirements for admission of anyone to the elections in Russia and other such hypocritical attempts to exert pressure on Russian authorities is unacceptable and considered as direct interference in the internal Affairs of our country,” — said the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
A day earlier, the head of the CEC of the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova said that the response of the EU to “cast doubt on the democratic character of elections” Bulk-admission to the race is puzzling. CEC Chairman recalled that the reason for the rejection was the conviction of Navalny.
Statement of the European Union “shows ignorance or disregard of Russian legislation on elections”.