15:59 21.04.2019

Police hand over administrative offence report to Zelensky for showing his filled-out ballot paper

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Law enforcement officers have handed over to presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky a protocol on administrative violation for showing public the filled-out ballot paper.

"New president means new rules. Everyone must abide with the law! Zelensky has been handed a report on administrative violation for showing his filled-out ballot paper," Dmytro Razumkov, a spokesman for Zelensky's election headquarters, wrote on Facebook.

He illustrated his post with photographs showing police representatives filling out relevant documents in the presence of the candidate.

During the voting, Zelensky demonstrated a filled-in ballot with a "cross" standing opposite his name to those present at the polling station.

The Interior Ministry said that police are verifying information that candidate Zelensky demonstrated his filled-out ballot paper and will then give a legal assessment of what happened.

"We have just seen it in the media. Therefore, of course, these facts will be checked, as we did last time, and an appropriate judicial assessment will be given," the Ukrainian interior minister's advisor Zoryan Shkiryak said at a press briefing on Sunday, when asked whether the Interior Ministry will give a legal assessment of Zelensky's demonstration of his ballot paper.

"Of course, we will give a legal assessment after examining all of the circumstances," chief of the Ukrainian National Police department for Kyiv Andriy Kryschenko said.

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