Suspected of belonging to the clashes near the Verkhovna Rada on August 31 ex-Minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine Igor Shvaika registered to participate in the local elections as a candidate for the position of head of the city of Kharkov.
about the fact that Schweich Will participate in local elections, was read at the Congress of the party " Svoboda ", a member of which is Schweich.
"Funny, how I'm going to conduct his campaign from jail. I'm going to register as a candidate for mayor of Kharkiv. I registered four days ago, " said Schweich correspondents on Wednesday.
August 31, the Verkhovna Rada adopted in first reading the draft changes to the Constitution in terms of decentralization, and then at the Parliament building were initiated clashes: protesters used water bottles, sticks and smoke grenades. In the end, the riots damaged more than 150 people, lost his life four soldiers natshvardiyi.
The head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov called the guilty in the riots of the nationalist "Freedom" as one of the organizers of rallies. Police said that suspected of belonging to the riots of 18 people, among them three ex-deputies of "Freedom" - Sirotyuk, Leonova and Schweich. The court released under house detention Leonov and gave bail for a number of the deputies of the Parliament Shvaika. Sirotyuk the Court arrested for two months.
Local elections are scheduled in Ukraine for October 25. The Parliament first adopted a law that determines the rules for local elections. Now regional, city and district councils will be elected under the proportional system with the so-called open lists, and elections of deputies of village and settlement councils - the majority system of relative majority. In elections are not available to take blocks of political parties, the electoral threshold for parties is raised from 3% to 5%.