Islamic State makes up to $1 billion on drug trafficking — Russian drug control service
OSCE confirms shelling of mission observers at Donetsk airport from Ukrainian side
Nemtsov murder witness receives threats — Ukrainian Prosecutor-General’s Office
Russia’s disconnection from SWIFT tantamount to atomic weapon — Polish foreign minister
Budget spending optimization not impacting state defense order, armaments programs — Putin
Russia may back Donbas independence if no other options are left, says parliamentarianRussia March 06, 22:05
OSCE confirms shelling of mission observers at Donetsk airport from Ukrainian sideWorld March 06, 21:53
Assaults over Russian aid to Donbas are ungrounded and cynical — Russian UN ambassadorWorld March 06, 21:42
Ebola virus death toll in West Africa reaches 9,840 — WHOWorld March 06, 21:26
300 US servicemen sent to Western Ukraine to train Ukrainian soldiers — Russia's UN envoyWorld March 06, 20:58
UK provides Ukraine with non-lethal equipment worth $1.3 millionWorld March 06, 20:25
Snowden asks political asylum in SwitzerlandRussia March 06, 19:56
Kiev authorities stalling the start of political process in Ukraine — Russian diplomatWorld March 06, 19:44
Expert: Data available for dozens of high-profile corruption cases in RussiaRussia March 06, 18:58
MOSCOW, March 5 (Itar-Tass) — Russia has shown full compliance with the principles of fair and open elections, says a statement that a group of independent foreign monitoring experts made public Monday at the information center of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries in Moscow.
The head of the group, U.S. Attorney Kline Preston said the independent observers did not see any infractions on the voting procedures at the polling stations they visited and the remarks they made had a limited character.
The checklists filled that were filled by the observers and that have been processed prove that the remarks on the procedures were singular and the removal of Russian observers was registered at only 1% of the polling stations, the statement said.
Faulty operations of the web cameras, with the aid of which the voting process was controlled nationwide, were also registered at only 1% stations and only 3% stations did not have special equipment for disabled voters.
At one of the stations, the processing of the list of voters was still in progress when the electoral commission members unsealed the ballot boxes.
A total of 90% members of the monitoring group gave a goodmark to Sunday's presidential election and only ten percent said the election was satisfactory, Kline Preston said adding that there were no badmarks.
The international observers' checklists can be viewed in the Internet.