Presidential candidates EN masse asked Avakov to provide them with protection

Кандидаты в президенты массово запросили у Авакова предоставить им охрану

The police received statements from eight presidential candidates with a request to provide security.

“We are working to ensure the protection of candidates for the post of President of Ukraine. Now with such a request addressed to the national police 8 of the candidates,” – said the head of the MIA of Ukraine Arsen Avakov.

Thus Avakov added that to ensure effective response to violations of the election the police are carefully preparing all personnel.

“We study the law, now there are such exercises in relation to the electoral process. Provide maximum assistance to official observers. Will also be arranged in places of temporary stay and residence”, – said the Minister.

As of this time, the militiamen received 1 477 allegations of violations during the election campaign.

“Most of them in the capital – 158, Dnepropetrovsk – 153, Kyiv – 109, Odessa – 82, Cherkasy and Donetsk – 77. This is mainly information about facts related to illegal campaigning – 1004, bribery of voters – 1006, damage to property – 27, misbehaviour – 17”, – said Avakov

In this regard, open 61 the criminal proceedings, composed of 306 administrative protocols.

We will remind, Ukraine’s Central election Commission has registered 44 candidates for the presidency. The first round of elections scheduled for 31 March 2019.