How They Voted in Kyiv: Heat, Lines and Vyshyvankas

Temur Kiguradze, Russian BBC

Voters in Kyiv once more had to figure out long voting ballots

Champagne bottles have been opened in Petro Poroshenko’s headquarters – without awaiting official results of the Central Electoral Committee of Ukraine, the businessman stated that the country has elected President. 

In order to greet the possible winner of the presidential elections, even before the closure of voting points, big businessmen and representatives of the diplomatic corps have gathered in his headquarters.

Mister Poroshenko accepted the congratulations and was already making statements as the first person in the country – he talked about the possibility of dialogue with Russia, the necessity of creating a new system of regional security and promised to conduct his first visit as head of state to Dobas.

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Yanukovich Assures that He Respects the Choices of the Ukrainian People and Is Already Giving Advice to Poroshenko

Rostov-on-the-Don, 12:19

The former President laments that not all citizens of the East and South were able to vote.

The former President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovich, who had fled to Russia, made another statement today. He assures that he respects the choice of the Ukrainian people at yesterday’s presidential elections.

“Early elections of the President of Ukraine have passed. Regardless of what percentage of the population came to vote in which region, which choice you made, I respect this choice, made in the most difficult time for our Motherland,” says Yanukovich’s statement from the Russian city of Rostov-on-the-Don, published by “Interfax Ukrayina.”

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Poroshenko Will End Up Selling His Business after the Inauguration

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The presidential candidate confirmed his intentions to keep his promise.

Member of the Parliament Petro Poroshenko, who, according to the preliminary data of the CEC, is winning the presidential elections, will keep his promise regarding the sale of his assets after the inauguration.

“As to my business, already after this, a contract with an investment company will be drawn up, regarding the search for buyers,” he stated.

We remind you that during his tenure as Head of the National Security and Defence Council in March of 2005, Poroshenko transferred his business assets in OJSC “Closed Non-Diversified Corporate Investment fund of Petro Poroshenko,” later renamed “Prime Assets Capital.”

Among Poroshenko’s biggest assets are confectionary corporation Roshen with account in Ukraine, Russia, Lithuania, Hungary and Germany, TV channel “Channel 5,” the Kyiv Shipbuilding Plant “Leninska Kuznia” with significant land lots in the capital and the “Sevastopol Sea Factory,” 55% in the sports club “5 Element” in Kyiv, 50,08% of the International Investment Bank, 49,996% of insurance company “Krayina.”

According to “Ukrderzhreyestr,” the politician remains the sole owner of the fund headed by his father Olexiy Poroshenko.

Besides, Poroshenko has a percentage in the auto corporation “Bohdan,” however, he has already stated numerous times that he had withdrawn from this business several years ago, having exchanged his assets for a percentage in Roshen.

We remind you that at the beginning of 2013, “Forbes” magazine has evaluated Poroshenko’s net worth at $1,6bn, however since then the majority of Ukrainian assets have fallen in price due to the situation in the country.

We note that according to the results of processing more than half of the ballots, Poroshenko has 53.86% of the votes.

Source: TSN

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

The Latest CEC Data: 50,26% of the Ballots Have Been Counted

26.05.2014 | 09:35

Petro Poroshenko is leading in the elections, 53.86% of the voters have voted for him. 

As of 09:30 Monday morning, the CEC has processed 50.26% of the protocols at the presidential elections. Petro Poroshenko is in first place, to whom 53.86% of Ukrainians have given their vote.

According to the Central Electoral Committee, 53.86% voters have voted for Petro Poroshenko, 13.10% – for Yulia Timoshenko, 8.48% – for Oleg Liashko, 5.48% – for Anatoliy Gritsenko, 5.18% – for Sergy Tigipko, 3.4% – for Mikhailo Dobkin, 2.26% – for Vadim Rabinovich, 1.89% – for Olga Bogomolets, 1.54% – for Petro Simonenko and 1.17% – for Oleg Tiahnybok.

The USA, Germany and Council of Europe have already celebrated the successful presidential elections in Ukraine. The Ukrainian CEC has deemed the elections of the head of state as such that did take place.

Source: http://news.liga.net/news/politics/1889077-poslednie_dannye_tsik_obrabotano_40_06_golosov.htm

Translated by Mariya Shcherbinina

Remember that everyone holds the fate of millions in his hands

 

Soon we will elect the next president of Ukraine. We have already experienced several similar elections, but this time, after the tragic events on the one hand and the national awakening at Maidan on the other, while standing on the threshold of significant changes in our social life and a real opportunity to live in a normal democratic country, this vote is of particular importance for our nation.

From the history of many nations over the centuries, we know how important a person leader is, regardless of what we may call him: emperor, king, prince, hetman, president, secretary general.

A good leader, sincerely devoted to his people and truly wishing them well, is a great joy for the people. A bad leader, focused not on the common good but on other things, can be said to be a curse on the people. Continue reading

Russian intelligence operatives for years lived in Ukraine under false identities.

senDespite the agreement between Ukraine and Russia, Russian secret services have long lead subversive and intelligence activities on the territory of Ukraine. This statement was made by to the Channel 5 by the acting Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of Ukraine Andriy Senchenko.

“When we talk about Russian presence… We have 25 employees of Russian Central Intelligence in our custody alone. Moreover, there are people there who lived in Ukraine under false identities for 2 to 3 years, and against the agreement between Ukraine and Russian Federation, were conducting subversive and intelligence activities on the Ukrainian territory,” he said, responding to Russian State Duma MP Ilya Ponomarev that was present in the studio, who alone voted against the secession of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. Continue reading

Poroshenko unbeatable in the second round of elections

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According to a survey by Research & Branding Group, 24.2% of Ukrainians would support Petro Poroshenko in the presidential elections, and 10.1% would support Yulia Tymoshenko.

7.8 % of respondents would support Vitaliy Klytschko, who has pulled out of the presidential race. Tygipko would receive 6.3 % of votes; 3.3% – Mikhail Dobkin; 3% – Anatoliy Hrytsenko and Oleh Lyashko; 2.9% – Petro Symonenko; 1.3% – Oleh Tiahnybok.  Continue reading