Poroshenko’s team is very mean and cynically deceiving voters by falsely claiming that government assistance is alleged money of Poroshenko’s electoral headquarters.
The Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov said that the headquarters of the pro-government candidate with the help of administrative resources and at the expense of the budget program allegedly trying to buy votes of pensioners in Kiev, Kiev region and another region.
Interfax-Ukraine reports that Avakov told about this in the air of “Freedom of Speech” on ICTV.
“I will give an example of a single criminal case that is being investigated in the town of Vasilkov, Kiev region. We are talking about bribing votes … One of the headquarters of the pro-government team hires agitators, they choose a hundred people, usually, the poorest, go to their apartments and ask if they are ready to support the candidate and if so, offer help. Out of a hundred people, 30 says “yes, we are ready.” They write down these people, go to the district council or social services with a list of those people and tell the head of the district council, the mayor to give these people a thousand hryvnias. Using the funds of the program “Turbota” budgeted, “- said the Minister.
According to Avakov, after the administrative resource was used and the money was paid to the pensioner, a call comes in from headquarters, the caller asks if the person received the money. As Avakov stated that is pensioner give the affirmative response the caller asks him to keep true to his promise and support the candidate.
The Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs claims that such cases occurred in the Kiev region, Kiev, Odessa and the region and in the Kharkov region.
Speaking about the specific criminal proceedings on the situation in Vasilkov, the Minister clarified that the National Police Investigation Department is sending summons to 2 thousand people who were involved in this scheme as a buyer, purchaser or intermediary.
Responding to a question of how many presidential candidates are engaged in this kind of electoral nets, the minister said: “We have appealed for all four major candidates. The State Archive of the Armed Forces is checking in Tymoshenko, in this case, I said that it was directed towards the Poroshenko team, we have appealed for Taruta and Gritsenko – one at a time. ”
At the same time, Avakov drew attention to the fact that the presence of the appeal does not mean that crime really takes place
The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs once again reminded about the illegality of payment for the work of agitators in general.