Ambassador Yovanovitch / Photo from UNIAN

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch says she hopes all eligible Ukrainians take advantage of electing the country's president.

"Today is a momentous day for democracy as Ukrainian citizens head to the polls. I hope all eligible Ukrainians take advantage of this important opportunity to shape their nation's future," the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine quoted the Ambassador on Twitter as saying.

The U.S. Ambassador earlier called on presidential candidates to adhere to the democratic principles of running for president.

UNIAN memo.The presidential elections are under way in Ukraine on March 31. According to the election schedule, polling stations opened at 08:00 Kyiv time on Ukraine's Election Day and will work until 20:00, inclusively. The Central Election Commission registered 39 presidential candidates. Ukrainians are voting for 37 out of the 39 candidates on the ballot, as two of the candidates announced withdrawal after the ballots were printed.