The realities of today's Ukraine are characterized by being in power the oligarchs, sluggish economic system and the corruption of the authorities, this assessment gave the London Sunday print edition of the Independent on Sunday in a report on elections in local authorities , for example, on the situation in Mariupol.
"Mariupol is faced with the same obstacles, which stumble the rest of Ukraine: the all-powerful oligarchs, a stagnant economy and a statement about the presence of systemic bribery, and at the same time the population is divided into Pro-Russian part and the die-hard nationalists ", ? says the magazine, reports the news Agency.
the report says that now that "it has been almost two years since that moment As in Kiev outbreak of street protests, called" Maidan ", which fanned the flames of revolution and a disastrous confrontation in the Eastern regions ", public attention to Ukraine has shifted from the arena of hostilities in the Eastern regions " is confusing and fragmented arena of political struggle throughout the country "." High interest rates combined with dirty tricks. Election observers from the OSCE say about the fact that in parts of the zones are bribing voters and using tactics of fear-mongering ", ? a informs the print edition. Review Independent on Sunday, " throughout the country on elections in local authorities the optimism towards democracy mournful overshadowed the respect that nothing will change." Observers at elections to bodies of local self-government in Ukraine highlight the record number of violations. According to the Department of Elections came to the country, the violations are recorded in practice in all fields. About 20% of polling stations opened late, 237 does not open at all. The elections were initiated in all regions except Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk, where they were cancelled. As emphasized in the territorial election Commission, this is due to errors in printing ballots. In the Opposition bloc told that the responsibility for the violation of the electoral process in Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk is himself on the President of Ukraine Petra Poroshenko. Poroshenko ordered the Parliament to amend the law to allow elections in Mariupol In the current year. Elections are not held on Kiev-controlled territories in 125 cities and towns of Donetsk region and in 146 ? Luhansk that are in the area of so-called military operation of Kiev. Human rights activists summed up numerous violations during the electoral process and predicted a small turnout. The Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine has already received over 340 reports related to violations during the elections. According to local authorities, turnout for local elections in all regions of Ukraine not more than 20%. The lowest turnout ? About 11% came to the polls ? notes in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.