10:48 21.04.2019

Police on 'silence day' register 97 reports of violations of electoral legislation, one case opened

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Police registered on "silence day" 97 reports of violations related to the electoral process, and one criminal case was opened.

The largest number of appeals and reports of violations on the eve of voting day was registered by police in Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Donetsk and Mykolaiv regions, deputy head of the National Police of Ukraine Oleksandr Fatsevych reported on Saturday.

"A criminal case was opened according to one report. Five administrative protocols were issued. I stress that the police respond to all reports related to violations of the electoral legislation. We urge all participants in the electoral process to comply with the law," said Fatsevych.

Thus, the majority of messages concerned the placement of campaign posters and billboards. Such facts were recorded in Kyiv, Mykolaiv, Rivne, Odesa, Kyiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Donetsk, Volyn, Chernihiv and Ternopil regions.

In addition, in Rivne region, the police received a message from the chairman of the polling station about finding a threatening letter near his apartment.

Also, in the city of Poltava, a message is being checked that unknown persons hand out campaign leaflets against one of the presidential candidates.

Since the beginning of the election process, police have registered 9,500 reports and messages related to the elections. Some 391 criminal proceedings were opened on the basis of these facts. Some 818 protocols on administrative offenses were drawn up.

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