The case was initiated under the article “obstructing the implementation of the right to vote”.
The National Police is investigating the presidential candidate Yuriy Tymoshenko.
This is reported in the investigation program “Schemy” (Schemes) with reference to the National Police. At the same time data about the dubious sponsorship of Yulia Tymoshenko was completely ignored by Avakov.
“We are investigating one of the presidential candidates, the bail of which was paid with donations from a number of private individuals, and then it turns out that these private persons did not know anything about this,” said Minister of Internal Affairs Arsen Avakov.
Later the National Police officially informed the “Schemy” that Avakov spoke about Yuriy Timoshenko.
“Now, according to the National Police, the detectives are investigating the criminal proceedings, which states about the possible deception of voters, including ‘by the possible fictitious provision of funds by 12 citizens of Ukraine’ to candidate Yuriy Tymoshenko for his bail. This is the offense ‘obstacle to the implementation of the right to vote’,” the journalists say.
Tymoshenko himself in the commentary stated that he considers this investigation to be political persecution.
“It is known that they opened criminal procedure and put pressure, a lot of pressure that started long before my nomination (as a presidential candidate)… And it started even in the ‘People’s Front’. And when they heard that I decided to go for the presidential elections without coordinating my actions, they immediately began to intimidate me,” the presidential candidate stated.
It is noteworthy that the journalists uncovered the details of the criminal procedure against Yuri Timoshenko in the process of investigation of the sources of funding of the Yulia Tymoshenko’s “Batkivshchyna” party. The “Schemy” found out that from May to the end of 2018 the party received 160 million hryvnias of charitable contributions, 145 million of which were sent by individuals.
Unlike the activities around Yuriy Timoshenko, the dubious funding of the “Batkivshchyna” funds did not arouse suspicion among Avakov’s subordinates. As of February 27, the investigators did not enter any data on possible violations of the order of financing the party of Yulia Tymoshenko.
It is worth to be noted that Yuriy Tymoshenko a non-fractional People’s Deputy. Previously he was a member of the “People’s Front”. He is a candidate for the presidency of Ukraine. At the same time, the leader of “Batkivshchyna” Yulia Tymoshenko considers his nomination for the post of head of state as a political technology of Petro Poroshenko directed against her.