In local budgets by 2019 in several areas has increased dramatically the amount on targeted assistance to the population. The money being used as bribery of voters in favor of presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko, the reporters Bihus.Info.
In early February, Dniprovsky city Council has allocated an additional UAH 140 million to provide targeted financial assistance to residents who are in difficult life circumstances. In the local budget the funds removed from repair of schools, hospitals and stadium, the media writes
Compared to previous years, the amount of financial assistance increased by almost 10 times.
The procedure for issuance simplified – for help was enough to write a statement and submit copies of passport and identification code. After the money began to gather a huge waiting list, the local Council still returned to the old order and the beginning of the requested supporting documents.
“But, according to activists, the public sector still continue to give her the simplified procedure. To do this, they are asked to complete the statement” hindsight ” – say the journalists.
The same queue at the beginning of the year was recorded in the Odessa region, which also handed out 1,000 UAH through a simplified procedure.
Odessa regional Council has placed on financial aid population additional UAH 90 million. Compared to previous years, the amount is increased again tenfold. To distribute these funds will retired with a pension of up to 2.5 thousand UAH.
In addition, the aid budget has increased 2.5 times in the Kherson, five times in Kiev. About 9 million laid this year in the city Vasilkov Kiev region.
“For comparison, 9 million in a small town is 30% more than budgeted in the regional center-Poltava. The money is enough to give 1,000 hryvnia every fourth vasilkovets”, – noted journalists.
In Vasilkov police are investigating the case on the fact of bribery of voters through the assistance.
The journalists talked with the residents who received funds. Some of them told me that about the possibility of it learned during the pre-election polls.
In addition, the lists to help financially there are enough wealthy people.
“In early March, when the money started coming, we again spoke to the people on the phone on behalf of the Executive Committee. On the question of for whom they will vote for, most answered with the phrase “As agreed” that may indicate bribery. One resident voiced Vasilkova also the name of a specific candidate – Petro Poroshenko,” – said in the investigation.
For the comment concerning bribery of voters for the budget journalists appealed to the presidential Administration there denied any involvement.
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