The Central election Commission of Ukraine known in the world for the efficient conduct of the elections, said in the course of visit to Metropolitan precinct, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt.
"most wished to congratulate the successful course of the voting the CEC, which has already earned a great reputation in the world for the effective conduct of election campaigns in the new Ukraine. The United States supports this process Both politically and financially, "– Pyatt said on air of television channel " 112 Ukraine ".
"It happens in the context of our overall support of the Ukrainian people and their aspirations, its right to say his own democratic choices regarding the future of this country ", - has said Pyatt. But observers at the 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. For his part, Head of the Central election Commission Mikhail Okhendovsky said that the commissioners of election commissions of Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk "was direct intent" to disrupt the Elections. The head of the CEC of Ukraine tried to convince commissioners of election commissions of Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk " exercise common sense, take the ballot and open polling stations ". 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.