US considered Ukrainian presidential elections to be democratic

Mr. Toner also noted that the US are ready to cooperate with anyone leading the second tour of elections

In brief: The US congratulated all Ukrainians with the decided elections.

In his written statement the US state department spokesman Mark Toner congratulated all Ukrainians with the decided elections. Mr.Toner said that the first tour of presidential elections in Ukraine has been held according to all the standards of democracy.

He also noted that comparing to Ukrainian previous presidential elections in 2004 the progress is evident, which could be considered the development of the democracy in Ukraine.

Mr. Toner voiced his hope that the second tour of presidential elections will be held with the same success, noting that the US are ready to cooperate with anyone leading the second tour of the elections.

Previously the observers from the European Parliament and the CIS also considered the elections decided and democratic.

Olga Bespalova
2010-01-20 10:15, Society.

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