The leader of “Batkivshchyna” also compared Poroshenko with Viktor Yanukovych, who also poured mud at his opponents.
Chairman of the “Petro Poroshenko Bloc” (PPB) faction Arthur Gerasimov accused the “Batkivshchyna
Party and its leader Yulia Tymoshenko in organizing the bribing of more than one million voters. Yulia Tymoshenko replied that she is satisfied with the “hysteria of Petro Poroshenko”.
These policy statements were made during the conciliation board on Monday.
First, Gerasimov said that last week law enforcement officers conducted searches in 13 regions, where they exposed the activities of the voter bribery network.
According to him, police confiscated documents that prove that more than one million votes were to be bought.
“We don’t understand why the law-enforcers didn’t name the deputies behind the organization of this grid, nor the name of the political force they represent, during the publication of such information,” he said.
“This political force is called the “Batkivshchyna” party. The leader of this party is Yulia Tymoshenko. First and foremost, it bears full political responsibility, ” added Gerasimov.
The head of the PPB faction noted that Tymoshenko’s several weeks of noise about the fact that Poroshenko’s team was buying up votes were made in order to divert attention from his own activities.
“The political figure Minister Avakov does not notice this. Instead, unsubstantiated statements about our political faction are being circulated, which will exclude political overtones,” the people’s deputy said.
He added that the faction demanded an immediate refutation of these statements or the urgent publication of evidence.
In his opinion, the reason why Tymoshenko resorts to such manipulations is the loss of her leadership position and the fact that “she no longer gets into the second round,” and added that everyone is already tired of her lies and manipulations.
In turn, the leader of “Batkivschyna” replied that “deeply satisfied by the hysterical outburst of Poroshenko”.
“This suggests that they know exactly whom they will lose the election too. And this will be our team. They chose us as their main enemy,” said Tymoshenko.
She compared Poroshenko with Viktor Yanukovych, who allegedly also poured mud at his opponents and added that “the whole country knows” that the team of the current president is massively buying votes, humiliating democracy, and European integration.
Recall, on February 21, the Security Service announced that it had exposed the “electoral pyramid”, which worked in a number of regions of Ukraine, was guided by a People’s Deputy and was aimed at ensuring that a particular candidate will win the elections.
The Security Service suspects that People’s Deputy Ruslan Bogdan from “Batkivshchyna” party is involved in organizing an intervention scheme in the presidential election.
Later, the police reported that the headquarters of the PPB in Sumy was checked because of reports of bribing voters.
In Sumy, the Prosecutor’s Office began criminal proceedings on the fact that police officers exceeded the power and official powers.