In electoral district 153, members of the precinct election commission of the village of Novoukrayinka (No.560700) didn't allow the observer to participate in the first meeting.

Members of the PEC locked themselves in the office and didn't open the door reasoning that the meeting had already started. Thus, the observer was illegally prevented from making sure the boxes were stamped and sign check lists.

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