Advertising on billboards does not contain references to candidates but is stylized to resemble their campaigning.
On the “day of silence”, the movement CHESTNO found in Kiev several billboards resembling the campaign of presidential candidates Petro Poroshenko and Yulia Tymoshenko, which do not contain any imprint.
This was reported March 30 by CHESTNO.
“A few days ago on many billboards and city lights, an advertisement appeared in the form of slogans, which did not contain references to candidates but was styled to resemble their campaigning. Formally, such advertising is not a violation of electoral legislation,”- noted in CHESTNO.
The organization stressed that usually similar advertising is placed on the same places where the candidate’s campaign had previously been.
“Poroshenko was the first to change the image before the elections began. The officially marked advertisements of “Many Candidates – One President” was replaced with the “Think” slogan performed in the same style, but without any imprint. On the same day, the framework for avatars with the same slogan began to be distributed from the president’s Facebook page. A similar situation with Tymoshenko’s advertising: her “Ukraine chooses changes” was replaced by the “Change” made in the same style, also without any imprint,” said Ihor Feschenko, expert of the CHESTNO.
In his opinion, most likely, this advertisement was paid not from election funds, and therefore the origin of funds and the cost of installing this advertisement specifically for “Day of Silence” and Election Day remain unknown.
In addition, in one of the districts of Kiev, “one can still see direct campaigning of candidates, which is a violation of electoral legislation.” It is about the candidate from “Svoboda” Ruslan Koshulinsky. The agitation does not contain the initial data and is located in an unsuitable place for this.