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Ukraine requests immediate U.N. Security Council session as election date nears

Ukraine, the prime minister announced Thursday, has requested an immediate United Nations Security Council session to "present evidence proving that attempts to escalated the conflict [...] and disrupt the presidential elections have been made on the part of Russia."
By JC Finley   |   May 22, 2014 at 9:18 AM   |   Comments

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KIEV, Ukraine, May 22 (UPI) -- Ukraine has requested an immediate United Nations Security Council session to address attempts by Russia to disrupt Ukraine's May 25 presidential elections, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told reporters Thursday in Kiev.

At the requested U.N. meeting, Yatsenyuk said, "We will present evidence proving that attempts to escalated the conflict [...] and disrupt the presidential elections have been made on the part of Russia."

The prime minister noted that Ukraine's foreign ministry had conveyed its allegations to Moscow. An official statement on the matter read: "The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry expresses its resolute protest against attempts to illegally cross the Ukrainian border from Russian territory, which have been committed with the authorities' and border guards' connivance."

Despite claims of Russian interference, Yatsenyuk was resolute that "elections will be held," and that "any attempts to disrupt presidential elections and seize Ukrainian territory are and will be in vain."

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