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In
many instances, commission workers and observers have been working for 48 hours
straight, since Ukraine’s voting system is paper-based, complicated and
requires competence and time.

Half-asleep
and exhausted, the workers stand or sit in little corridors of the commissions,
with their boxes or sacks with ballots. A strong smell of sedative medicine is
in the air, as some fell ill from physical and mental exhaustion.

A
dozen have been taken away by ambulances. In district 214 in Kyiv, two polling
station members had heart attacks. Two
more suffered the same near the district 98 in Kyiv Oblast. The head of the
commission was hospitalized with a heart attack in a Donetsk polling station. The
same thing happened with the head of the polling station in the Mykolaiv Oblast
of Pervomaisk

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