KYIV, 24 May 2014 – The international observers monitoring the early presidential election in Ukraine will present their preliminary post-election statement at a news conference on Monday, 26 May, in Kyiv.
The international observation mission is a common endeavor involving the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the European Parliament (EP), and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA).
The statement will be delivered by João Soares, the Special Co-ordinator appointed to lead the short-term OSCE observer mission, followed by Andreas Gross, Head of the PACE delegation, Illka Kanerva, Head of the OSCE PA delegation, Göran Färm, Head of the EP delegation, Karl Lamers, Head of the NATO PA delegation, and Tana de Zulueta, Head of the OSCE/ODIHR long-term election observation mission.
The International Election Observation Mission comprises more than 1,200 observers from 47 countries, including more than 1,000 long-term and short-term observers deployed by the OSCE/ODIHR, 116 parliamentarians and staff from the OSCE PA, 46 from PACE, 18 from the NATO PA, and 14 from the EP.
Journalists are invited to attend the news conference on Monday, 26 May, at 14:30, at Teacher’s House, Volodymyrska Street 57, Kyiv.