Thursday, February 28, Ukraine’s Investigation Bureau will summon a member of the Ukrainian Parliament from Tymoshenko's “Batkivshchyna” faction Valeriy Dubil for questioning on the case of bribing voters, as Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, said at the briefing, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.
“I can confirm that the State Bureau of Investigation summons member of Parliament Dubil for questioning tomorrow. He is not deprived of the parliamentary immunity, he can come to the questioning on a voluntary basis. The questions the investigator has to ask him are obvious for everyone,” he noted.
The representatives of the Prosecutor General Office stated that the case in which Dubil is involved surprises with the amounts of funding, allegedly it is about hundreds of millions of hryvnias.
“There are some complaints for Dubil, as it was him who, according to our evidence, including audio files recorded by SBU in a legal way, who coordinated and organized payment for the technologists, from Russian in particular, who were organizing a network for the elections, which was funded0from beyond of campaign fund. The sums of funding are impressive. It is about hundreds of millions of hryvnias,” Lutsenko said.
At the same time, February 25, President Poroshenko announced that Ukraine’s retirees with the lowest pensions would get a 90 USD one-time payment before elections in March or in April of 2019. 1,8 million out of Ukraine’s 11,5 million pensioners are promised to get the money. An average pension in Ukraine amounts to nearly 100 USD, but there are some pensioners who receive 55 USD a month. Ukraine's law enforcers do not interpret Poroshenko's step as bribing the voters in the run-up to the presidential election.