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Yanukovych, whom Russia is harboring from criminal prosecution in Kyiv, has already denounced the upcoming election as “illegitimate.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has also warned that he won’t recognize the outcome, and pro-Russian separatists operating in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts have pledged to disrupt it.

But Ukraine’s Central Election Commission (CEC) says nothing will stop it from being held.

“The election process is ongoing and there are no laws to stop it,” says Andriy Mahera, deputy head of the CEC. “If the process of voting doesn’t happen in some constituencies it will not affect the validity of election, and can’t prevent the Central Election Commission from counting the results and the newly elected president from taking an oath.”

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