Russians living in Cyprus voted in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday at the polling stations set up in the five districts.
Russia’s Ambassador to Cyprus Stanislav Osadchiy, said that turnout was high, as voters wanted to send a message of support to their country, in the wake of the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain. The British government claimed the Russian state was behind the poisoning.
Osadchiy dismissed the accusations. “They don’t have any proof, we don’t accept this and we counter (the accusations),” he said.
Russians that are permanent residents in Cyprus as well as visitors could vote at one of the five polling stations, open since 8 am.
Polling stations at the Russian Consulate in Limassol, at Sun Hall hotel in Larnaca , at the Russian Consulate in Paphos and at the Thalassa Museum in Ayia Napa will be open until 6pm local time. The polling station at the Russian Cultural Centre in Nicosia will be open until 8pm.