Ukrainian Politics

 Casting ballots instead of citizens working abroad to be punished by prison term, - Avakov

Ukraine Minister of Interior Arsen Avakov encourages police officers to react toughly to possible fraud during the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 31, such as voting instead of a citizen working abroad.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Interfax-Ukraine, Avakov said this at the annual board meeting of Ukraine Ministry of Internal Affairs.

The situation, in which in small towns of Western Ukraine people vote instead of their relatives who work abroad, could be potentially threatening to fair election results, argues Avakov.

"I want to pay each of the policemen's and border guards' attention, that issuing a voting ballot for a person who is out of the country is considered a criminal offence punished by a prison term," the minister emphasized.

Head of Ukraine State Border Guard Service Petro Tsyhykal assured the minister that he would take this issue under control and prevent this kind of crime.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n3108570