Zelensky fined for showing his ballot, court rules

Source : 112 Ukraine

The judicial establishment also explained that Zelensky pleaded guilty
16:14, 13 May 2019

President-elect of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
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Obolonsky District Court of Kyiv found President-elect of Ukraine Zelensky guilty of illegal propaganda. In particular, showing his ballot during the second round of the presidential elections, and fined him for $32,6, as judge Vladyslav Devyatko said, Ukrainian News reported.

The court found Zelensky guilty of committing a crime provided by the Code of administrative violations and fined him.

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The court ruled that Zelensky conducted agitation, showed his ballot.

The judicial establishment also explained that Zelensky pleaded guilty.

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Zelensky, the popular comedian and actor won the presidential election in Ukraine in both rounds, held on March 31 and April 28. He scored almost 75 percent of all votes, while his opponent, the incumbent President Petro Poroshenko collected 25 percent. 

This week, Zelensky's inauguration date is one of the key topics discussed by the MPs of the Ukrainian Parliament.

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