Nathan Gill, an international observer, MEP of the 8th and 9th convocations from the United Kingdom, stressed: “We see signs of interference in the activities of territorial election commissions. Dozens of standard complaints and applications for the recount of votes at polling stations in prepared in advance standard forms, which can be regarded as falsification of electoral documentation, obstruction of the activities of the election commission, pressure on it, and artificial delay in summing up the results of citizens' will at the elections of Kryvyi Rih city head, which does not correspond to European principles of democracy.”
International observers from the European Union and the United Kingdom supervised the course of the electoral process in Kryvyi Rih on election day. They visited polling stations in all districts of the city. Upon the results of the election, they confirmed that the electoral process was carried out in compliance with all legislative norms and rules.
“All polling stations in Kryvy Rih were opened on time. We closely monitored the voting throughout the day, until the polling stations closed. There is every reason to say that the elections in Kryvyi Rih were democratic. No violations that could affect the election results were found. Incoming data from election commissions give grounds to speak of an obvious victory of candidate Konstantyn Pavlov. In the tradition of European democracy, the losing side must admit defeat. It is inappropriate to deliberately delay the calculation and announcement of the results in this case,” Nathan Gill said.