We have a confirmation concerning employees of the Ministry's of Emergencies of Ukraine which were involved in installation of outdoor campaign advertising for the potential candidate in majoritarian district #101 Vitalii Hrushevskyi in Haivoron city.kirivigrad2432

Witnesses provided the original photos of the event, which show how the picture of Vitalii Hrushevskyi is being mounted onto the billboard. The billboard depicts a traditional in Kirovohrad oblast campaign advertising from the Party of Regions: "A unified team, hot line of Serhii Larin 0 800 500 238" and the name of the politician - "Vitalii Hrushevskyi".

The novelty became bringing firefighters to the fight for voter's support. This is the case when the administrative resource is used for personal purpose:

  • attracting employees of state administrations to deal with activities and events unrelated to their duties;
  • using the service vehicle.
For comment, please contact:
Nadiia Domash
Press-secretary of electoral programs of the Civil Network OPORA
in Kirovohrad oblast
099 44 13 777


Civic monitoring conducted by OPORA - is a type of network activity, aimed at impartial assessment of the preparation and conduct of elections, as well as preventing violations through comprehensive civic action. Professional monitoring at all stages of the election process indirectly influences the quality of the campaign. The public opinion, both foreign and domestic is formed through gathering and spreading of information among the target audience. From a strategic perspective public monitoring of elections focuses upon improving the system and certain procedures. In 2012, during Parliamentary elections in Ukraine OPORA implements a large-scale campaign of long- and short term observation, organizes a statistical vote-count by the results of voting with the proportional component of the electoral system on a basis of representative selection, will provide 100% coverage of polling stations by observers in separate single-mandate majoritarian districts. OPORA observers will work in all 225 electoral districts, and 3,500 activists will join them on the voting day. Organization will use the latest means of spreading information on observation results, including infographics and interactive maps.