KIEV, April 1. /TASS/. Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko stated that the March 31 Ukrainian election was fair in an interview with the 112 Ukraine channel.
"What is important is that the elections are held in a fair, calm, just manner, without incident," he said. "There are some violations, but they are not fatal, which confirms that Ukraine is on the list of countries where the problem of their transparency and legitimacy has been resolved."
Earlier, the Ukrainian Interior Ministry informed that there had been no systematic violations of the electoral law during Sunday’s presidential election. "On the day of the voting, our employees detected 2,605 violations and opened 61 criminal cases," Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov stated.
The first round of Ukraine’s presidential election was held on Sunday, March 31. The country's Central Election Commission earlier said that none of the candidates had been able to secure the majority of votes in the first round. The runoff is scheduled for April 21.
Most experts say head of the Servant of the People party Vladimir Zelensky and incumbent head of state Pyotr Poroshenko will contest the presidency.