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Russia says US diplomats won’t be allowed to monitor its elections: RIA

The Russian foreign ministry has sent a diplomatic note to the US authorities telling them that American diplomats will not be allowed to conduct monitoring of future Russian elections, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian official as saying.

world Updated: Nov 08, 2016 14:48 IST
Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news briefing in the main building of foreign ministry in Moscow.
Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a news briefing in the main building of foreign ministry in Moscow.(Reuters File Photo)

The Russian foreign ministry has sent a diplomatic note to the US authorities telling them that American diplomats will not be allowed to conduct monitoring of future Russian elections, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian official as saying.

The move was Russia’s response to what it says was US obstruction of Russian diplomats seeking to monitor Tuesday’s US presidential election for possible violations, RIA quoted Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying.