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Issuance of ballots to citizens who live abroad is crime, - Ukraine's Internal Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Avakov, the following situation might be one of the possible risks of tampering of the election results: “Voting in small settlements in Ukraine instead of the people who work abroad”
15:44, 28 January 2019

Ukraine's Internal Minister Arsen Avakov
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Ukraine’s Internal Minister Arsen Avakov urges his subordinates to react severely to any possible falsifications during the presidential elections on March 31 related to the voting on the west of the country instead of the citizen who works abroad, as he said during the panel of the Internal Ministry in Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

According to Avakov, the following situation might be one of the possible risks of tampering of the election results: “Voting in small settlements in Ukraine instead of the people who work abroad.”

Related: Border Guard Service to check all international observers during elections

“I want all the present police officers and border guards to know that a person who gives a ballot to a relative or friend… and we will have a certificate from the Border Guard Service, that this person is abroad, and there is a fake signature near the surname and the ballot was issued, it is a criminal case, which can be proved in three seconds, it is jail right away,” the Minister said.

Presidential elections in Ukraine are scheduled for March 31, 2019. The election campaign began on December 31, 2018.

Related: Ukraine to forbid Russian observers to visit elections: new rules for foreign countries

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