Ukraine's police get 2,600 reports on violation of election law

Source : 112 Ukraine

71 cases qualified as criminal offenses
18:00, 2 April 2019

Serhy Knyazev, the Chairman of the National Police
National Police

The National Police have received 2,600 reports about the violations of the election law for two days. 71 cases were qualified as the criminal offense as Serhy Knyazev, the Chairman of the National Police reported.

“The workload of the police was extremely difficult. During two days we provided an efficient response to 2,600 reports on the violations of the election law. The topics of the reports concerned the illegal agitation, taking of photos, damage of the ballots, bribery of the voters, false mining. As for today, 71 criminal proceedings were qualified as a criminal offense,” Knyazev said.

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According to him, the majority of the proceedings were opened in Dnipropetrovsk (16), Donetsk (8) and Vinnytsia (6) regions.

Over 72,000 police officers provided the law and order during the first tour of the elections; over 40,000 law enforcers guarded almost 30,000 polling stations. Another 23,000 employees patrolled the cities, towns and villages and took care of the security of road traffic.

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About 4,500 law enforcers as the members of the investigating units responded and processed the violations of the election law.

147 bomb squads, including specialists of the Emergency Service of Ukraine worked on that day.

As of 2 p.m., April 2, Volodymyr Zelensky enters the second tour of the elections with 30,23% of votes, while Petro Poroshenko is second with 15,92%.

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Earlier the Central Election Commission published the results of the voting abroad. Over 55,000 Ukrainians participated in the elections abroad. According to the information, Poroshenko gained38,93% of votes, Zelensky got 26,01% and Anatoly Hrytsenko has 10,64%. Other candidates got lest than 10% of the votes.

The voters’ turnout in Ukraine made 63,45% and 62,71% as of 8:00 p.m., March 31.



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