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Politics 2019-09-15T04:18:42+03:00
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SBU Investigating Financing Of Zelenskyi By DPR Militants And Russian Secret Services

SBU Investigating Financing Of Zelenskyi By DPR Militants And Russian Secret Services

Within the framework of a criminal case, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is verifying information about alleged financing of presidential candidate / actor / TV presenter, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, by militants of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and Russian secret services.

This is said in a reply received from the SBU to respective request of Ukrainian News Agency.

The Agency request the information saying if a criminal case has been opened based on the data provided by the Myrotvorets Center as to alleged financing of the Zelenskyi’s election campaign by Russian secret services.

According to the organization, on February 25, 2019, colonel of the Russia’s Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) who serves at the ‘security ministry’ of DPR, Andrey Pinchuk, urged owner of the WEX crypto exchange, Dmitry Khavchenko, to exchange cryptocurrency for cash and send it to finance Zelenskyi’s election campaign.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, a total of 71% of pollees who will take part in the election and questioned by the Rating sociological group are ready to vote for presidential candidate / actor / TV presenter, Volodymyr Zelenskyi, and 29% for incumbent president, Petro Poroshenko, in the second round of the presidential election.

At the same time, 18% are still undecided, and 10% do not plan to vote.

61% of those who intend to vote in the second round of presidential election are supporting Zelenskyi, 24% - Poroshenko and 15% are still undecided.

At the same time, 71% of those who intend to vote and have chosen sides are ready to support Zelenskyi and 29% - Poroshenko.

According to Oleksii Antipovych, the head of the Rating sociological group, a total of 40% of Poroshenko’s voters vote against Russian President Vladimir Putin rather than for Poroshenko; 22% vote against Zelenskyi.

At the same time, 41% of Zelenskyi’s voters are rather against Poroshenko and about 60% against the current situation in the country.

The poll was conducted between April 5 and 10 among 3,000 adult respondents in all regions of Ukraine except occupied territories of Donbas and the Russia-annexed Crimea.

The sampling error does not exceed 1.8%.


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