Russian meteorology service reports 2016 is record warm year in ArcticBusiness & Economy January 24, 18:22
Russian chief negotiator comments on outcome of Syria peace talks in AstanaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 18:11
Legendary Isinbayeva blasts recent German film on alleged doping in Russian athleticsSport January 24, 18:07
Russian senator says Astana meeting on settling Syrian crisis proves successfulRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 17:55
Russian State Duma speaker hopes PACE will confirm its pan-European status under AgramuntRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 17:14
De Mistura says agreement on Syria ceasefire monitoring major result of Astana talksWorld January 24, 17:07
Damascus won’t accept unilateral decisions on Syria’s federalization — envoyWorld January 24, 16:46
Syrian opposition hopes UNSC will pass resolution based on its proposalsWorld January 24, 16:28
Russian bombers destroy Islamic State's arms depots in Deir ez-ZorMilitary & Defense January 24, 16:22
KIEV, October 28. /TASS/. Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko Bloc that suffered a devastating defeat at the mayoral elections in the Black Sea port of Odessa is trying to take revenge through use of force. The headquarters of the candidate from Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Sasha Borovik, said there were numerous irregularities during the elections.
A picket is scheduled for Wednesday outside the district administrative court, which will entertain a suit on cancelling the election results.
According to the official voting results, the mayoral elections were won by incumbent Mayor of Odessa Gennady Trukhanov who secured 52,9% of the vote. Adviser to Saakashvili, representative of Petro Poroshenko Bloc Sasha Borovik, a lawyer from Germany who was earlier granted Ukrainian citizenship, came second in the elections with 25,7% of the vote.
Borovik’s headquarters said there had been numerous irregularities during the voting, in particular, falsifications and bribery of voters. Saakashvili’s supporters urge their followers to take to the streets and join the protests.
Meanwhile, the police received a telephone call from an anonymous person who said a mine had been planted in the building of the Odessa City Council where the votes were being counted. According to police officers, people with "confirmed voting protocols" appeared in the building.