KIEV, March 14. /TASS/. Yulia Timoshenko, leader of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party and a Ukrainian presidential contender, informed EU ambassador to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli about an extensive scheme by incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko’s team to rig the upcoming presidential vote.
"Today, I met with the head of the EU delegation to Ukraine, Hugues Mingarelli. I informed the ambassador about the way the election campaign is unfolding and, primarily, about the large-scale fraud that incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko’s team is organizing and carrying out," presidential candidate Timoshenko wrote on her Facebook page. She emphasized that what is happening now with the elections is "incompatible with democracy".
Ambassador Mingarelli emphasized that the Ukrainian elections must be "fair, free and conducted in accordance with global democratic standards".
The upcoming Ukrainian presidential election is scheduled for March 31. According to the latest polls, comic Vladimir Zelensky is in the lead, while the second and third places are occupied by incumbent President Pyotr Poroshenko and Batkivshchina Party leader Yulia Timoshenko, respectively. Opposition Platform - For Life party candidate Yuri Boiko is trailing them all in fourth place. A number of politicians and Ukrainian experts have already criticized this election campaign as the dirtiest one since Ukraine gained independence.