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UK says Russia Elections a 'Serious Step Back' for Democracy

UK condemned claims of voter fraud and intimidation. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

UK condemned claims of voter fraud and intimidation. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

The UK govt said the Russian authorities' actions "undermine political plurality".

Britain on Monday criticised Russian parliamentary elections as a “serious step back for democratic freedoms", after claims of voter fraud and intimidation.

The UK government said the Russian authorities’ actions “undermine political plurality" and were “at odds with the international commitments that Russia has signed up to".

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first published:September 20, 2021, 21:45 IST