EU envoy: Preliminary data say first round of Ukraine election "decent"
Head of the European Union Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Hugues Mingarelli, says no reports have been received so fat on any significant violations of election law following the first round of Ukraine presidential elections.
"We are waiting for the ODIHR assessment. I guess we'll have the first assessment today. Up to now we have not heard anything about serious violations of the law, but again, we have to wait for the ODIHR assessment," said Mingarelli.
At the same time, he noted that observers from the EU member states were present at a large number of polling stations. "We have not been told that they were major violations. Therefore our preliminary feeling, assessment is that the elections were carried out in a decent way," Mingarelli stressed.