The head of the Central election Commission of Ukraine Mikhail Okhendovsky believes that the political forces in Mariupol, from the outset, were set on disrupting the elections, and fundamentally negate the guilt of the CEC.
Local elections in Ukraine took place on Sunday. However, in Mariupol, Donetsk region, they have Not held the member of the Commission because of the revealed violations didn't want to accept and submit to the district election committees the ballots, printed in the printing house owned by businessman Rinat Akhmetov. Advisor to the head of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov Ivan Stoyko said on Tuesday that the head of the CEC of Ukraine will be questioned during the business of elections in Mariupol, where the parcels were Not brought bulletins.
"If we talk about Mariupol, and indeed these local, due to the CEC that the legitimacy everywhere always recovered in a timely manner. Not a law enforcement authority, the CEC, unfortunately, has No tools to react to a criminal divergence of the individual members of the TEC (territorial election Commission - ed.). SWAT CEC until there is No "- said Okhendovsky in the conversation programme " the Left coast with Sonya Koshkina ", an excerpt of which is published.
according to his statement later, the CEC checked the reasons for choosing the printing house of the newspaper " Priazovsky worker ", owned by Akhmetov." Post factum, we investigated why, and in truth we chose this typography. Thus, the printing house is the largest and - according to our information - only in Mariupol able to print the appropriate copies in the timeframe envisaged by the legislative act, " - said Okhendovsky.
along with this, he basically denies that the fate of elections in Mariupol could affect one of the members of the CEC delegated first from the Party of regions and who oversaw the electoral process in the Donetsk region.
in the Donbass elections were held only in part of the territories controlled by Kiev. Moreover, in addition to Mariupol, valaisiana did Not take place in Krasnoarmeysk, Donetsk region, where the territorial election Commission declared the ballot invalid, as they were printed in a private press. Though the CEC on a Sunday and ordered a red army Commission to give the ballots to the districts and to start the electoral process, However this has Not been, and in the evening the police declared that the head of the Krasnoarmeysky municipal election Commission is missing the seal of the Commission.