According to Klychko, the joint opposition candidate, Viktor Chumak, is winning the district. “According to all our sources, Chumak has the highest support among the voters. Another primary competitor in the district is a controversial character, former secretary of the Kyiv City Council Oles Dovhyy,” said Klychko. According to him, the government wants to steal Chumak’s victory by amending DEC protocols for precincts, where the “UDAR” candidate is leading, and entering false information into the CEC database.
Klychko stressed that the Party had recorded multiple incidents of fraud in this and other districts. “A large number of voters participated in the so-called “carousels”; many of the voters suddenly “fell ill”. Unfortunately, under these circumstances, our single-mandate candidates are winning fewer districts than we have hoped,” said Klychko. He also noted that “UDAR” was counting on 5 SMD winners at this point.
The politician urged journalists and the local community to pay close attention to the situation in district 214 and to make all incidents of violation public in order to prevent the government from stealing the victory from the rightful winner.
Commenting on the situation, Viktor Chumak said that the DEC is openly rigging the results. “All protocols that indicate Dovhyy’s victory are accepted, while the rest are sent back for revision. It is during this phase that manipulations happen. Sometimes, bulletins are shuffled right on the steps of the DEC,” said Chumak. He also added that the CEC site is also working to create the illusion of Dovhyy’s victory.