In an interview to a correspondent of the official website of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Human Rights Ombudsman Daria Morozova commented on the Ukrainian law that forbids Russian citizens to be observers at the March 31st election.
“This wasn’t a wise decision. If a rule-of-law state wants to hold fair elections, it simply cannot act like that. If Ukraine acts differently, for me it looks like a circus, which is getting worse every year. And if citizens like to be, mildly speaking, not very good looking in the world arena — that is their right.
I believe that this was a “spit” at the OSCE, since it turns out that Ukraine doubts not the observers from Russia, but the OSCE observers, since those citizens of the Russian Federation have been employed by the OSCE. Once again, the Ukrainian side dictates its own rules, and if this suits the OSCE ODIHR (Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights), Ukraine will continue to behave in this way,” the Ombudsman stated.
In conclusion, Daria Morozova recalled that the OSCE currently has 57 member-states around the world.