“Samopomich” will file legal claims for violations at the elections in Kryvyi Rih

During the election campaign for the post of Kryvyi Rih mayor a number of gross violations has been recorded as reported by the head of the Dnipropetrovsk city organization of “Samopomich” Union, Artem Khmelnykov.

“One of the most flagrant violations which we have recorded was the city TEC’s legitimation of Yuriy Vilkul as the mayor of the city. This decision was made despite the fact that at one of the polling stations vote recount had been announced,” said Khmelnykov.

He noted that this violation was possible because of the collusion of the representatives of Opposition bloc, “Fatherland”, the Radical Party of Ukraine, “People’s Front”, and Petro Poroshenko Bloc who are members of the city electoral commission.

Khmelnykov reminded, “In October 2015, the court ruling recognized that the Kryvyi Rih city electoral commission had committed a single gross violation. The Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission, Mykhailo Okhendovskyi, received a submission on dissolution of this electoral commission, since a single gross violation is grounds for dissolution. However, the CEC did not respond to the court’s decision. Therefore, we believe that the composition of the CEC should be re-elected, as it covers the actions of the Kryvyi Rih city electoral commission.”

Among other violations recorded by the head of the Dnipropetrovsk city organization of the “Samopomich” Union, Artem Khmelnykov, there are cases of preventing the representatives of Yuriy Myloboh from entering the precinct electoral commissions, cases of ballots being taken outside the polling stations, as well as their massive stuffing, and improper sealing of ballot boxes.

The representative of “Samopomich” paid particular attention to the violations related to the formation of voter lists at the special voting stations. Artem Khmelnykov noted that upon great overstating of the number of voters in hospitals a criminal proceeding has been launched.

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