President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko instructed Foreign Minister Pavel Klimkin to hand Moscow a ban to hold elections in Ukraine, Speaker of the Ukrainian President Svyatoslav Tsegolko reported on Twitter.

Russia is going to open polling stations for voting to the State Duma at the Embassy and Consulate General of Russia in the cities of Odessa, Lviv and Kharkiv.

More than 81 thousand Russian citizens have been put on the consular register in Ukraine.

Russia plans to hold elections for the lower house of Parliament in the annexed Crimea.

September 8 a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Peskov, said that Russia would respond to a possible failure of the foreign parliaments to recognize the results of the upcoming elections on the territory of Crimea.

Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov made an appeal to the residents of annexed Crimea urging them to fully boycott all stages of the illegal elections to the Russian State Duma.

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