UWC Observation Mission concludes monitoring of the vote during second round of Presidential Election at polling stations in and outside Ukraine
21 April 2019, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) International Observation Mission to Ukraine’s 2019 Elections (UWC Mission) monitored the vote during the second round of Ukraine’s Presidential Election in Ukraine and at Ukrainian diplomatic representations in 25 countries.
The UWC Mission consisted of 249 short-term observers (STOs) registered with the Central Election Commission of Ukraine and was the third largest international observer mission to the 2019 Presidential Election in Ukraine.
The UWC Mission closely cooperated with the observation mission of its member organization – Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) which included 88 STOs. Together the two missions had 337 short-term observers.
In addition, 122 long-term observers monitored media for any evidence of disinformation with respect to the election in 28 countries.
The UWC Mission is headed by UWC immediate Past President, Eugene Czolij, with UWC Vice President Andrew Futey as Deputy Head of Mission and former UWC Vice President Peter Sztyk as Chief Observer.
“I thank the leadership and all observers of the UWC and UCCA Missions who, with their professional and efficient work, contributed to securing free, fair and transparent Presidential Elections in Ukraine during the first and second rounds, generously dedicating their time and financial resources,” stated UWC President Paul Grod.
“I am satisfied that the election of the President of Ukraine, held under the extraordinary circumstances of ongoing Russian military aggression against Ukraine, was conducted peacefully and offered the citizens of Ukraine the ability to vote for the next President of Ukraine in a calm environment, taking advantage of their constitutional right,” stated Head of the UWC Mission Eugene Czolij.
On 22 April 2019, 14.00 in the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre (Khreshchatyk 2), a press conference will be held during which the Head of the UWC Mission, Eugene Czolij, and the Head of the UCCA Mission, Andrew Futey, will present observations of the second round of the Presidential Election in Ukraine. (Online streaming of this press conference will be available.)
On 24 April 2019, 10.00 in the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre (Khreshchatyk 2), a press conference will be held during which the Head of the UWC Mission, Eugene Czolij, will present an assessment of the media monitoring of Russian disinformation in Western media regarding Ukraine and the Presidential Election (Online streaming of this press conference will be available.)