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Saturday, 24 May 2014

International election observers in Ukraine to hold press conference on Monday | OSCE

International election observers in Ukraine to hold press conference on Monday | OSCE:

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.
For further information contact:
Thomas Rymer, OSCE/ODIHR, +380 67 242 2843, or +48 609 522 266, thomas.rymer@odihr.pl
Richard Solash, OSCE PA, +380 67 242 2851, or +45 60 10 83 80, richard@oscepa.dk
Nathalie Bargellini, PACE, +33 6 65 40 32 82, ‎nathalie.bargellini@coe.int            
Nikolina Vassileva, EP, +32 473 85 23 69, nikolina.vassileva@europarl.europa.eu
Svitlana Svetova, NATO PA, +380 97 669 7503, or +32 472 888 700, ssvetova@nato-pa.int
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