Головним інструментом нинішніх олігархів є безправний люмпен, який живе на подачках від держави, на грані фізичного виживання. Ось чому значна частина пенсіонерів є найкращим їх електоратом, який і допомагає часто приводити до влади їх ставлеників. Для малого і середнього бізнесу сьогодні закриті економічні ліфти у цілих галузях економіки, бо з кожним роком сфери зацікавленості олігархії збільшуються, перекриваючи кисень усім іншим.

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Events in Ukraine on 27 October 2014.

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Briefly about the most important today's events in our digest of events

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CEC has published information on the turnout in the country's parliamentary elections

The voter turnout in the early parliamentary elections stands at 52.42 % according to data received from 198 constituencies, the CEC webpage reports. 

According to them, the most active voters were in Lviv (70 %), Ternopil (68, 28 %) and Volyn (64, 85 %) regions.

The lowest voter turnout was in Lugansk (32, 87 %) and Donetsk (32, 4 %) regions.


Volnovakha shelled by militants; the work of polling station №60 was suspended

The work of district election commission №60 was suspended in the town of Volnovakha due to hostilities, the press-service of the civic organization "OPORA" reports.

According to observers of the joint monitoring campaign "Committee of Voters of Ukraine" and the civic network OPORA, fierce hostilities broke out in the town of Volnovakha in Donetsk region causing a work suspension of Volnovakha district election commission №60.

However, election commission members have not left the workplace and are willing to resume the work once the fighting has finished.

20 strikes on ATO forces in the past 24 hours, and more than 2150 since the "truce" agreement was signed

Russians and terrorist insurgents fired upon positions of ATO forces more than 20 times in the past 24 hours, the head of the “Information Resistance" group Dmytro Tymchuk posted in his Facebook on October 28.

In particular, subdivisions of the Ukrainian Army were fired upon 7 times near Nikishyno by rebels’ mortars and machine-guns.

Militants also carried out attacks on checkpoints and strongholds of ATO forces near the settlements of Lomakino, Chernukhine, Bogdanivka, Kotsyubynske, Novopasna, Avdiivka, and the Donetsk airport.

"In total, ceasefire has been violated over 2150 times by Russian troops and pro-Russian terrorist gangs since the truce agreement was announced, he reports.

Tymchuk: "Ghost "gunmen have been preparing for an offensive near Debaltseve; it has been reinforced

Lugansk gunmen under command of Oleksiy Mozgovoy are preparing for an attack near the town of Debaltseve in Donetsk region, the head of the “Information Resistance" group Dmytro Tymchuk reports.

"The leadership of the armed gangs called "aero mobile brigade "Ghost" (under command of Oleksiy Mozgovoy) has launched preparations for attacks on positions of Ukrainian troops and is actively negotiating with representatives of the Russian formations about a "demarcation of zones of influence" in the territory of Debaltseve springboard", he reports.

"Those armed gangs constantly fire at positions of ATO forces and civilian objects," he adds.

About 850 violations recorded at early parliamentary elections in Ukraine

The prevailing majority of violations at the 26 October elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine were of technical nature, and had no effect on results of the vote, the head of the CVU Alexey Koshel stated, as reported by the  Interfax-Ukraine.

Militants have launched Grad rockets at positions of ATO troops near Mariupol

A series of shell strikes were carried out on Monday morning by PRD armed formations in Mariupol district close to the village of Talakivka. 

According to the information, no casualties among MIA soldiers were reported as of 09:06.

Mariupol defence staff also said a new attack was conducted on ATO forces at 8:15 along the battle line Pavlopil-Gnutove, during which mortars and tanks were used.

National Security Council: 2 service members killed in the ATO area in the past 24 hours

2 Ukrainian service members were killed in the past 24 hours in the ATO area, a spokesman for the National Security and Defence Council Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing on Monday. "Also, our forces lost an armoured personnel carrier”, he added.

ENEMO called elections in Ukraine transparent

European Network of Election Monitoring Organizations (ENEMO) evaluated elections in Ukraine as transparent and in accordance with international standards, the head of the mission Srdjan Pavlicic said on Monday at the press conference, as reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

"According to preliminary evaluation by ENEMO, the 26 October vote was transparent and effective, in general in full accordance with international standards", he said.

According to him, even though some violations were observed mainly in the course of the election campaign, they did not have any significant influence on the results.

OSCE calls Ukrainian elections democratic

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine past in accordance with democratic standards, the head of the OSCE observer mission Kent Härstedt stated on Tuesday at a press conference, as reported by " Interfax-Ukraine ".

"Elections in Ukraine passed according to democratic norm and requirements", he said.

According to Kent Härstedt, "it means that the authorities managed to organise elections across significant part of the territory of Ukraine".

Also, the head of the mission said "the processes of voting and conducting the vote count were organized properly".

Poroshenko’s Bloc ready to deprive the President of immunity

The Bloc of Petro Poroshenko will initiate in the Verkhovna Rada of the eighth convocation the process of removing immunity from high-ranking officials, including from the Ukrainian president, bloc chairman Yuriy Lutsenko has said, according to TSN.

He said that party members, even before the start of the election campaign, had stated their desire to cancel the immunity of MPs, judges and other officials. Lutsenko said that the bloc was ready to vote for "the removal of immunity from the top official of the state [the Ukrainian president]."

As reported, according to exit polls, the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko was leading in Ukraine's parliamentary elections.

NSDC: Most ATO soldiers were able to vote in parliamentary elections

Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council have said that most soldiers participating in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) in Donbas have voted in the elections for the Verkhovna Rada.

"Ukrainian units of the ATO forces that are at the front or in other dangerous areas were not able to vote, but the overwhelming majority of soldiers were able to use their right to vote," NSDC information and analytical centre spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday.

However, he did not mention the exact number of soldiers who voted.

Earlier, Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak said that up to 10,000 ATO soldiers would vote in Ukraine's early parliamentary elections.


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