International election observers in Ukraine

Kyiv, 29 March 2019 – The international observers for the presidential election in Ukraine will present their preliminary post-election statement at a news conference on Monday, 1 April, in Kyiv.

The mission is a joint undertaking of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) and the European Parliament (EP).

The statement will be delivered by Ilkka Kanerva, Special Co-ordinator and leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission, followed by Angela Smith, Head of the PACE delegation, Doris Barnett, Head of the OSCE PA delegation, Michal Szczerba, Head of the NATO PA delegation, Dariusz Rosati, Head of the EP delegation, and Ambassador Peter Tejler, Head of the ODIHR election observation mission.

The international election observation mission comprises some 970 observers from 45 countries, including 795 long- and short-term observers deployed by ODIHR, 109 parliamentarians and staff from the OSCE PA, 33 from PACE, 19 from the NATO PA and 12 from the EP.

Journalists are invited to attend the press conference at 15:00, Monday, 1 April, in the Grand Ballroom of the InterContinental Kyiv Hotel, Velyka Zhytomyrska St., Kyiv.

Livestreaming of the press conference will be available at: www.facebook.com/osce.odihr and www.oscepa.org.

For further information, contact:

  • Nat Parry, OSCE PA, +380 98 046 71 82 or +45 60 10 81 77, nat@oscepa.dk 
  • Thomas Rymer, ODIHR, +380 67 339 62 93 or +48 609 522 266, thomas.rymer@odihr.pl
  • Bogdan Torcatoriu, PACE, +380 96 429 48 91 or +33 6 50 39 29 40, bogdan.torcatoriu@coe.int 
  • Henrik Bliddal, NATO PA, +380 96 046 56 53 or +32 475 75 27 25, hbliddal@nato-pa.int 
  • Karl Minaire, EP, +32 477 85 45 78, karl.minaire@europarl.europa.eu

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