US State Department: Russia is welcomed to observe US election

(VOVworld) - Russia is welcomed to send observers to the US presidential election, State Department spokesman John Kirby said on Friday.

State Department spokesman John Kirby (Photo: AFP) He noted that Russian officials were offered places on a team being fielded by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which monitors elections in all its member states, including the United States. Mr. Kirby said Russian observers could also apply directly to individual US states for accreditation, adding that Washington would not stand in their way.

The US presidential election is scheduled to take place on November 8. This is seen as a race between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Source: VOV5