RUSSIA’S DELEGATION OF ELECTIONS has resigned after more than a year of uncertainty.
The move was announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a televised speech on Friday.
Putin said the Russian authorities had decided that the election could no longer be held as scheduled because of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine.
He called for all political parties to withdraw their candidates.
The resignation of the Russian delegation follows a string of resignations and resignations of Russian MPs and members of the parliament.
The Russian government has accused Ukraine of illegally interfering in its domestic affairs.
The Kremlin also has denied that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election.
In addition to Putin, other Russian officials have resigned or left the country in recent months.
The country’s deputy prime minister resigned after Russia’s parliament voted to remove him, a move that sparked outrage in the West.
Russian President Boris Nemtsov, who was shot and killed in February 2016, also left the Kremlin in March.